Don't know if Roy commented about meeting Mike and Laurie after dinner. They had just pulled in, having come from Missoula. Laurie is a librarian from Chicago who quit her job to do the TransAm, starting from Yorktown, Va. She has not deviated from the route. She is looking for a place to relocate and thinks she found it in Missoula.
Mike was working in a bike hostel in Kansas. When he met Laurie, he decided to quit his job and follow her. He just got a job in a bike shop in Missoula and starts on Monday. So he and Laurie will be heading in different directions tomorrow--Mike back to Missoula; Laurie to finish the TransAm and then back to Missoula with hopes of getting a job at the ACA. We thought theirs was a romantic story and we hope everything works out for them.