Trip Summary

Day 52: 2929 miles completed, 8 states, 7 flat tires, 4 flat mattresses, 40 new friends and Bruce #1, 8 rest days

Monday, March 25, 2013

Day 18: Another Hard Day

It seemed the farther we went today the harder it got; there was a relentless headwind and no one nearby to draft with. We hardly saw anyone all day except Mark and Stretch, then later Bruce1. We met up with Bruce when we nearly made a wrong turn; we were following instructions that told us to do 2 things that would have been impossible and our electronic map was telling us we were off the route.

We kept going rather than turn back, and good thing because the SAG was also out of place and we ran into them and nearly hugged them we were so happy to see them. Bruce came down the road next with a very similar story to ours, so more arrows were laid down for the remaining riders.

We came into camp in Van Horne,TX,and the chefs Ann and Shawn, had a snack of sushi waiting for us. Jeff even got a few made just for him because he is not a fan of the kelp wrap! The snack was a prelude to Asian night, so the menu was stir fry chicken and stir fry beef, Asian noodles, fried rice and homemade egg rolls, topped off with chocolate chip/walnut cookies as big as your head, lemon bars and sugar cookies–life is so hard at camp!!

There are some friendly horses right next to the camp, so we spent some time just petting and watching them before heading off to bed. Tomorrow another 74 miles, please no head wind for a change and maybe warmer so don’t look like a bunch of hobos on bikes, all covered with every piece of clothing we have and covered from our eyes to our toes. Apparently, camp tomorrow night in Marfa will be quite interesting…hopefully the blog will be also!

Goodnight for today–we entered a new time zone again today!

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