First things first. I’ve been told that some comments people made did not get posted on the blog. My apologies for this technical glitch, which I believe has been fixed. Your comments, encouragement, and ideas are greatly appreciated.
What an amazing first leg of my journey! I achieved my goal of reaching Salt Lake City in time for the national Solar Power International (SPI) convention on September 23rd – an 800 mile solar-powered electric bike ride across three states!
I decided to drive Sunride home in a U-Haul because of the thunderstorms and record cold front moving into the mountain states (a month earlier than ever before – another sign of drastic climate change). I will spend this winter altering the bike (a much softer seat!) in ways that will make future Sunrides safer and more comfortable.
There were many highlights of my trip, especially arriving in time for the Climate Strike, and there were a few low points – the flat tire, someone stealing my bike tools, but overall a wonderful adventure. I learned new things at the Solar Power International Convention and got to spend time with old friends. Everything about the Climate Strike warmed my heart – our youth are smart and committed to saving our planet. Thanks to everyone who attended the strikes in cities around the world.
I’ll fondly remember the people I met along the way who gave me advice and encouragement and made the road easier and more friendly.
Thanks to all of you who traveled with me on this first leg of my journey by reading my blogs. Bless you all!
What an Adventure!