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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Long long long day

Wickenburg to Tempe, AZ
86 miles

What a long day! We left early this morning from the Horsepitable RV campground, which wasn't that "horsepitable" at $34 for a tent site. As we left, Dana had two flats. On the second flat he got about 5 offers for help. Some people offered to use their compressor and one motorcyclist offered to give him a ride into town. Dana also got a broken spoke later in the day. He had to ride 20 miles on a messed up tire to get it fixed.

We stopped at REI to replace some parts. Dana had his pedals switched to clipless pedals (clipless pedals are pedals that, ironically, clip onto your shoes) because Ryan claims that only idiots ride without clipless pedals. Heather had a bigger rear chainwheel put on so that it'll be easier to climb mountains. Ryan was great with helping us put the parts back together on the bikes, so it's great to have him with us.

We met several people today but one stands out. A guy named Eric was out biking and stopped to chat. Turns out several years ago he went around the perimeter of the US by bicycle. His bike was set up to go fast and faster, no low gears for him.

We finally made it to Eric Hirning's (Dana's best friend's brother) place, and I'm ready to zonk out as soon as I send this.

Good night!

1 comment:

Brenda said...

Hey Dana and Heather.... You guys are SO AWESOME... your dedication is making a huge difference in the lives of many who are affected by your cause... YOU GUYS ROCK!!!
Sending you well wishes, hugs, kisses... and prayers for zero leg cramps... smile

Brenda Terry