I was fresh off the Appalachian Trail ......dreaming big
I had convinced a few friends who were about to graduate from a state university
that we should do a big summer trip. To ride our bicycles across the country.
We had spirit, spunk and no bicycles.
I walked in to Farmington's bike shop and chatted up the owner, told him my plans and asked about bikes.
Without missing a beat, he agreed to sponsor our trip. He ordered our bikes and away we went.
Punks......with new, high end bikes.
So we rode our bikes and made it back to Maine, had a few good times along the way.
We made it to Maine, and stopped in Farmington to thank Brother Todd and the boys around the shop.
Since that day in '04 I have been thinking about returning the favor and let's be honest, I don't have that much to offer. So Wik and I took brother Todd pike fishing.
While on the ice we talked about steele and Todd invited us to join him in NY . Plans were made, phone calls to Kristin and gear purchased from Bainbridge Island.
Todd was out for a week and stuck many fish, when team Maine arrived the flow spiked and the snow began. A few fish were landed, some moonshine was consumed and good times were had, complete with a Mahoney experience !
Did I return the favor ? No way, not yet at least. I did get to share a few good days on the water with some solid dudes and that is good enough for now.