Day 3: Burn Socks and Unicycle Riding

One lesson I learned since Merritt left and I had to carry my own load, is that I have to wash clothes everyday since I have only 2 pair of everything.  The hotel in Cedartown did not have a washer/dryer so I got creative and used the microwave.

After several microwave sessions the shirts and underwear came out fine.  The socks were also fine but still a little damp. This morning I did one more microwave session with the socks. Then went to the bathroom while they were “cooking” . . .

The smell of popcorn filled the air. When I opened the microwave I discovered two burnt socks, one of them had burning embers begging to be doused. Needless to say they were not good anymore so I threw them away. I still have two pair of socks left anyway.

I then rode 41 miles to my new destination:  Jacksonville, Alabama. Along the way I stopped at the Georgia-Alabama border,  then rode another 13 miles to Piedmont, AL where I stopped in to see Mr. Holder & the Gang at the Eubanks Welcome Center to catch up on all the local gossip and bad jokes. I ate my lunch, got a refill of water and Powerade and headed SW along the Chief Ladiga Trail.

There is a whole lot more to tell, I have more great video footage below. Meanwhile, it’s late, time for sleep. More tomorrow.


 

About UniDude

UniDude is 62 and started riding a unicycle when he was 13. He now rides 1000 miles a year for charity, with an occasional wild stunt, like riding 60 miles in one day, or 200 miles over the entire length of the Silver Comet-Chief Ladiga Trail.
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5 Responses to Day 3: Burn Socks and Unicycle Riding

  1. Kirk Maynord says:

    Too funny Michael, aka UniDude. I can only think that now when I go to the movies and smell the popcorn, I’ll be thinking about your socks! Good luck with the rest of your journey!

  2. Linda Modaro says:

    Soma and Michael,
    I spent a month in Nepal with a few friends who had lived there in the 80′s and took robes. Your endeavor, Michael, is creative, determined, and unique. I am happy to give my support to you and to Nepal and these children. One last comment: visiting Nepal with it’s rich blend of Buddhadharma, Hindudharma, Nepali and Newari art was an life changing experience. Thank you for providing a way to give back.

  3. Gaby Gramespacher says:

    Hallo Michael!

    Congratulations, great job!

    Brigitte has told us of your tour (sorry, my english is not so good…-:)…)

    It is a bit difficult for me to understand all you have written, but I try.
    Brigitte will help me!

    It was relly a great moment to you…enjoy it!

    Gaby and Markus

  4. Conny says:

    Dear borther in law, love this story about your socks!!! ;-) Go on!!!!!!!
    Where do we have to do our donnation? Would love to support this project with 10$.
    Keep running – a lot of hugs and some washing machines and dryers around you- Hugs from Munich! Conny & Co.

    • UniDude says:

      Conny & Co. – Thanks so much for supporting the kids and my ride! I didn’t do it, but should have gotten some video on the burnt socks . . . oh well, next time ;-)

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