As Jeff proceeds West, he is encountering many cyclists undertaking the same feat heading East. At cycling speed, life is less of a blur. In fact, you might even see an image coming towards you that focuses a feeling of familiarity and a recollection of a younger you. Vladimir appeared around a switchback in Northern Idaho near Kooskia. He is from the Ukraine, the same place Jeff’s Grandfather is from. Vladimir said he recognized Jeff as Ukrainian, and laughed that they were both wearing the same gloves. He is taking three months to travel across America, relishing the experience of meeting people along the way and loving each day on the bike.