We have arrived at White’s Wayside Diner with Jack and Mary Wilson! (You can meet them here!)
It is sunny and beautiful in Augusta, Virginia, and we could not be more excited to begin our ride. Jack and Mary’s beautiful land and stories alone are inspiration to fight this pipeline.
We had a great start and some delicious bread from Mary, who knows the original and famous, decades-old diner recipe. One of Mary’s concerns about the pipeline is that it will contaminate the local water, which is a critical ingredient of the bread. When she tried to make it using Charlottesville water once it didn’t work at all.
We also took a trip out to Jack and Mary’s camp MoonDance, a beautiful property right on the border of the George Washington National Forest. They built a deck on their roof from which they like to watch the lovely Hankey Mountain changing colors throughout the year. The ACP would mean a clear cut strip through the mountain.
It’s exciting to see how many NoPipeline signs are everywhere here!
Also, be sure to see the Allies section for pictures of “Why We Ride”!
We’ll be posting as much as we can, and providing estimated morning start times every evening in case you want to come ride with us!