Feb. 7, 2022

A First Time for Everything

Two people from different parts of the country on independent trips cross routes in Midland, MI, and become Matt and Kathy’s first-ever Warmshowers’ guests.


Nate was biking cross country on his first long-distance tour. Augusta (Gus) was on a 2 ½ month ride from Washington through Canada to Maine. Two people from different parts of the country on independent trips and different routes. How did they come together? They crossed paths on the same evening in Midland, MI, and became Matt and Kathy’s first-ever Warmshowers’ guests. 

Nathan Babb, Gus Klein, and Matt and Kathy Rassette might have met by chance, but they all share a deep love of life, adventure, and cycling. In A First Time for Everything, hear how although they spent just 14 hours together last summer, the connection they made will last a lifetime.

As Matt puts it, hosting is fun, and life is short so laugh much, ride far and stay tuned in! You can follow Nate’s adventures in his Bike Journal and meet Augusta and Matt on Facebook.

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Happy riding and hosting!