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Movie Trivia Letter

Intro

We hope you enjoy reading our letter as much as we enjoyed writing it. Let us know if you can identify any of the movie quotes!

Some notes about the process

There are quotes liberally sprinkled throughout the text of the following sections. Gender may have been changed as appropriate within the quotes, and quotes may likely be hidden within other sentences. The word “bike” may also replace other items in quotes, to make them apply to our situation.

If you feel inspired, you can send us an email with a list of as many of the 24 movie quotes as you can find hiding within this page, and include the quote, the character who said it and the title of the movie.

About us

We, Rosemary and Chelsea, are two avid adventure cyclists who would chance the perilous journey through blistering cold and scorching desert, traveling for many days and nights, risking life and limb, in search of further adventures. Despite our grand plans and adventures, we believe that it’s not what you do that defines you, but who you are underneath.

Rosemary is a loaded pistol who likes piña coladas and getting caught in the rain. She loves writing, thinking, and planning new adventures. Not only is she adventurous, but she’s also tough. Her first baby came out sideways, she didn’t scream or nothin.

Chelsea, her daughter, likes sushi and hot-tubbing any time. Her hobbies include cooking and cleaning up camp while her Mom types the daily blog.

About the trip

The idea for this trip came about while sitting by the beach together, watching the boats going in and out of the inlet and contemplating how much we loved those rides by the ocean. We decided to make an adventure out of it and just keep going up the east coast, then down the west coast and on to the coastlines of Mexico, Central and South America and beyond.

One of our favorite comments about the trip was during our first leg of the trip as we headed North to Bar Harbor ME, when someone remarked, upon hearing that we were going to South America, “You’re going the wrong way!”

Early on in our trip, we learned that many campgrounds hand out “badges” to stick to your car windshield so you can enter and leave the campground without stopping to check in during the days. Without a windshield it was hard for us intrepid travelers to stick the paper to anything the campground officials could see. One day when we were pedaling back from the store, Rosemary finally responded to their demands with a terse comment: “Badges? We ain’t got no badges. We don’t need no stinkin’ badges.”

Quite possibly our favorite part of the trip is how many interesting people we meet. In one of our stops, early on the trip, we were nearly talked into buying a pet by an interesting woman in a small town. After talking with each other for a little while, she asked us, “Would you like to buy a squirrel? They make crackerjack pets.” Chelsea thought it would be a great idea, but when the squirrel chewed up Rosemary’s trailer and then peed on the cover, we quickly abandoned the idea. As a consolation pet we decided to go for a local dancing lizard named Stevie that amused us both greatly. Rosemary stuck it on Chelsea’s shirt, causing her to exclaim, “Look at my shirt! It’s got a gecko on it. Look at him shake! Go, Stevie, go!”

When the going gets tough, and either one of us wonders why we are on this trip when we could be inside a climate controlled house with a refrigerator and a bed, we remind each other that it’s because we know that road. We know exactly where it ends. And we want so much more from life. We know it might not always be easy, but we figure that’s okay, because pain heals. Dudes dig scars. And glory lasts forever.

On a trip this length and breadth, many things have become clear to us. We have discovered that not only is home where the heart is, but every day as we pedal along we know that tonight’s home is just over the next hill.

As we sit by the campfire in the evening, Rosemary has been known to raise her martini – shaken, not stirred, and toast Chelsea with “Here’s looking at you, kid”. Other times we will hang around and talk about relationships, are they working, are they not, if not why not… before moving on to more mundane topics like tomorrow’s weather.

At meals after a long day of riding, Chelsea will occasionally beg with puppy-dog eyes “please sir, I want some more.” To which Rosemary has often replied, “I would give you more, but it would appear that there is no spoon…”

As those of you who are cyclists understand… a bike is not a frame, pedals, handlebars, and wheels. Those are what a bike needs. But what a bike IS, what our bikes really are… is FREEDOM. By supporting us, you help support freedom seekers everywhere. After all, we may bike in the mud, but we like to live in the clouds… by which we mean life on the road can get pretty dirty, but we still like to find ways to enjoy ourselves as we go.

We know. Life’s full of tough choices, isn’t it? But go ahead, make our day.

Good luck, and have fun storming the castle!

Rosemary Taugher
Chelsea Taugher-Dias