Certain he would have no problem breaking the ice at his 30th high school reunion this weekend, 1976 Norwich graduate Wayne Wright was in good spirits following a long trek that gave him much to talk about.
"It was definitely harder than I thought it would be," Wright said, sitting seemingly unphased in his parents’ kitchen after cycling for two-and-a-half days from New York City to Norwich, his longest ride to date.
Mary Lou Monahan, a 1976 classmate and neighbor to Wright’s parents, George and Martha, said she was awaiting his arrival in awe.
"It shocks me," said Mary Lou Monahan. "It’s quite an achievement – it’s really neat to think he’s going to be doing this."
Wright, now a software developer for Investment Technology Group in Manhattan, set out on his bike Wednesday morning at 7 a.m., and arrived in Norwich with little trouble at around 3:35 p.m., Friday.