Day 31 or 32? I don’t know anymore.
I made it to Philly and got a little teary-eyed as I hugged my friend Andi who I hadn’t seen in 9 years. Her fantastic boyfriend joined us for a walk around South Philadelphia so I could get some water ice and get a few quick history lessons.
The next couple of days, I would take myself on walks, do the tourist thing and sleep in the spare room at their home.
Loved walking through the Italian Market. It’s mostly small shops where you can buy meat, bread, pasta and produce while being dazzled by neon.
RevZilla is based in Philadelphia. I was surprised to learn they have a brick and mortar shop. I bought new tires and a pinlock shield with an insert for my helmet. They recommended I have the folks at McGregor Motors (a.k.a. Working Class Cycles) put them on.
I should have gotten a picture of my bike loaded with the boxes, bags and topped off with new tires locked down. It was an interesting 2 mile ride, to say the least.
From the shop, I made my way back into New Jersey to see my father before Pope-a-palooza made traffic impossible.