You never know who you might meet.
Evie Knoll was walking through downtown Lakewood recently when she happened upon a man near the Lakewood shelter with his bicycle, iPhone and backpack. He had spent the night in the shelter in his long johns and hammock because the Lakewood motel was full.
The temperature the previous night was down to 58 degrees.
She stopped to chat with him.
His name was Jeffrey K. Richards. He had come from Orlando, Florida. He was 72 days on the road and had put 2,600 miles on his bike. He planned to continue biking up to Copper Harbor, Michigan, before returning home to Orlando by bus.
He was keeping a journal, and she would be included in it. She told him about the candy store, and he planned to stop in and check it out.
They exchanged business cards and he said, “Don’t ever quit walking; it is one of the best things to keep you healthy.”