I don’t mean to take the people I meet for granted but, it seems like meeting people and saying goodbye very quickly is the way of the road. Oliver, Helena, Will and Kat have been my cycling family for the last 3 days and they are already gone.
I liked them all a lot and I feel kind of selfish for staying behind while they all went on but, I think being selfish at the right time is part of the road too; everyone has to ride their own ride. Helena and I were the 2 Americans that are still touring from our cross-country journeys.
Oliver, Will and Kat are all from the UK but, Oliver has been traveling alone around California for a little bit now. Will and Kat haven’t been back to London for over 2 years now. While we all rode at our own paces, we ended up at the same campsite at the close of each day and seemed to get along like we’d known each other for a long time.