Joey and Jeffrey are leaving soon. I’m nervous. Who wouldn’t be if her favorite husband and stuffed animal were leaving on a 1,500 mile bike trip from Manhattan to the Great Lakes.
You heard it before. I worry about my fellow crazy Americans. I want to take out a billboard sign warning drivers to watch out for my husband who is riding a tricycle that sits low to the ground with a stuffed kangaroo poking its nose out the back. Don’t you be texting and driving! Don’t you hit my cycling do-gooder. Leave your shotguns at home!
My sweetie loves to ride all day and to talk to Americans in small towns, like the one where he grew up, population 3,900. One block in NYC has more people than the entire town he grew up in.
There is no stopping our Mr. Jeffrey. He is driven to help the stranger and to do his part to make the world a better place. While I have lots of sympathy for his need to ride and live by his values, you can understand my concern.
I fell in love with my Jeffrey when we met in college in January 1975, in large part because he had such a big heart and was so smart (true to today). After more than 33 years of marriage, I’m just not used to being away from him for more than a few days, a few days when I’m usually the one traveling for work. On his last trip, I needed the building handyman ten minutes after he left to rescue a knife stuck in a drawer.
So I ask you to to do two things!!!!
First, please read his blog. Jeffrey writes every day about his trip. Click on the “Subscribe” link at the bottom right column at rideforhumanrights.com. Leave a comment of encouragement. Tell your friends.
Second, please support his ride. You can donate to Human Rights First from his blog page. Jeffrey has dedicated his life to serving refugees and your support will mean a lot to him and to me too.
I will be watching Jeffrey’s ride and reading his blog and doing my best to feed myself while my cook is away. At least there is plenty of takeout in NYC!
Please help me wish a Bon Voyage to Jeffrey and Joey by leaving a comment on his blog.