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A B advance planning by Earl). This precise route choreography was printed out in 10-point font and placed between the handlebars and the hori- zon of each rider. Though this was a shared journey, Earl, Glen, and Tucker also knew this: It was a solo undertaking. Each rider was competing against only himself and that the most intriguing part of the 3,500-mile trip might be what he learned about himself in the process. Affable and energetic, Glen jumped into each day with almost boyish enthusiasm. Every person he met along the road created an opportunity to make a new friend; every meal in every hamlet or metropolis served up the chance to feed both his body and his curiosity. His eclectic music playlist (described as country, love songs, reggae, R&B, soul, disco), accompanied him with the right songs matched to the mood for the long ride. Some were poignant tunes that reminded him of sacred memories A: Tucker Swan and Glen Magpiong along the ride from Newark, NY to Brockport, NY B: Tucker Swan playing air guitar in front of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH reported in the spirited blog posts written by Glen who captured the highs and lows of the journey and other revelations of inner psychol- ogy and external geography that emerged through encounters with companions, total strangers, new friends in the making, and Mother Nature herself. Their bodies were bruised along the way. The trip required an honest "listening to the body" by Earl — even if it meant a two-week hiatus from his planned itinerary. And in an unfortunate (but happy ending) run-in, Glen and his beloved touring bike met the hood of a pick-up truck, resulting in patching up his body parts and replacing his bicy- cle with a new model. Despite these setbacks, the mantra for the trip — "HTTP," or "Hold to the Plan" — could be, by and large, honored thanks to carefully crafted and followed Route Slips from ADVENTURE CYCLE/MAP MY RIDE (created over almost two years with fastidious B A 118 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 8 Route 66

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