I hope your day was as productive as mine was! Did you get out riding? I did! Haha.
74 miles wasn’t super hard to do today- very surprising. I woke up at what time again? that’s right, 4:30! What time will I wake up tomorrow (Friday) morning? 4! Why? Turns out, my early bird capabilities are extremely helpful in the desert. The earlier I start riding, the less chance of having to ride in the heat of the day. Which, I’ve found, is just not pleasant at all. I’d sooner use the road as a grill than let it warm up my tires.
Today was pretty basic: one flat, one stop, one rider.. I rode to Carlin, which was 50 miles away. Fun bike touring trick: ride towards the east at sunrise, it keeps one from looking too far down the road, which will undoubtedly get you anxious. I stares at the road directly in front of me, and that kept me calm, collected, and blissful.
You saw that I rode through a tunnel today: so scary! That was, for a brain injury survivor, a near-poop-my-pants scenario. I can bomb down mountains at 30mph, but riding in the same lane as trucks that drive at 80mph? Save me.
I got to Elko with plenty of time to relax. So I went to electronics stores, Walmart, and the bike shop! I made a new friend, Dustin, at the computer repain store. When he heard my story, Dustin immediately asked, “what can I give to help you?” he ended up giving me drink mix, energy bars, and gels. And! A ride! This was very humorous… Here’s my loaded ‘rolling monster’ and him and his SUV:
And of course:
Tomorrow’s going to be a tough day… 110 miles from Elko to Wendover, UT! Comment here and tell me if you think I can do it!
Keep safe, ok?
Shoutout to my students past and present at Universal Institute Charter School! Boy, do I have surprises for you come September!