Trip Summary

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

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Day 6: Broken Link

Today was not as tough as yesterday, but we had a couple of mishaps. First on mile 52 of 55 total today, my shoe broke….not just a small break, but my entire sole was coming off. It held until we made our final turn into camp, then 1 of the pedal caught on a speed bump and I pulled up and now the entire sole was left cleated into the pedal. Chandler our magnificent mechanic located some Shoe Goo and we are hoping it holds by tomorrow. We takeoff tomorrow early and go 79 miles. Keep your fingers crossed and maybe your toes too! We have other flat pedals, but it will be a short term solution. May have to order some new shoes to arrive when we get to Tuscon. 

OK mishap #2 is more delicate, so at the risk of giving you TMI, I have a saddle sore starting, even though I have been careful. Lots of lovely experienced riders gave me their best advice–first on the list is ditch my soft gel seat pad–done. The others are in the process. Again, keep fingers and toes crossed and maybe a few prayers for fast healing, otherwise I have some miserable days ahead!

Our fun was talking to the kids at Lincoln/Lebanon Schools over speakerphone. Kids asked great questions, including did we bring a dog with us and do our feet get tired, so cute. Facetime did not work today but before the 7 weeks are up, we will figure it all out. These are generous students in Watertown and they are starting their penny war for Custom Canines soon! Thanks kids!!!!

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