Monday, March 30, 2009

Springtime brings Warm

The recent downpour brought us a weekend house guest, world traveler Peter Van Glabbeek. Peter is from Holland and has been bike touring South America for the past two and a half years. Before his tour of South America, Peter toured Australia, Asia and parts of Europe. He has been on the road for over four years! Peter found us through Peter mostly camps but occasionally takes a respite from his tent by taking shelter with Warm Showers hosts. We were fortunate to get a break in the weather long enough to take Peter out to ride the Burningtown loop on Sunday. Peter left early Monday morning to cycle the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive on his way to New York City. From there he plans to fly back to Holland and visit family before heading back out to tour Africa.

Peter was a great house guest and he kept us entertained with stories from the road and lessons learned from touring by bike. He was our first Warm Showers guest and the experience was rewarding. We hope to host other riders as they make their way to the Parkway and the beautiful Appalachian Mountains.

Here is a link to Peter’s website:

Here is a link to the Warm Showers website:

Jack and Raquel

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