We're biking across the United States to raise money for Gallaudet University's Personal Discovery Program, a 501(c)3 charity. If this is your first visit, please read our welcome page and how you can help page.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Superwoman on a bike!

Chino Valley, AZ to Ash Fork, AZ
37 miles

This morning, we ate beakfast with the other people that were staying at the Bed and Breakfast. They were there to train for some shooting stuff in town. They started talking about the weather and complained about how it hailed on them yesterday (I don't blame them, I would've complained too). They had to run for cover and wait it out. Then they asked us if we saw the hailstorm. "Yup, biked right through it!" The looks on their faces was PRICELESS! So, I felt like Superwoman for the first few miles of the day.

I'm going to tell a bit about the technology we're using on this trip. Each night, we type up our posts on our phone/pager, then send it as an email to a specific address, which automatically posts it on our website. Because we're limited with our emails, we can't always add fancy stuff, such as links or pictures (or if anyone knows how, please tell us!). Now you're probably wondering how we keep our phone/pagers charged. Dana has a solar charger that he puts on the back of his bike. Throughout the day, it charges up our rechargeable batteries, then at night, we use those batteries to charge up our phone, pager, and GPS trackers. Nifty, eh?

For those who would like to find our mailing points, you can look on the column on the left, there is a link, "Want to send us mail? Here's how". Click on that and you should be able to see our general delivery addresses.

I've come down with a nasty cold, so our day was cut short. I have a headache, my throat is parched no matter how much water I drink, and my nose is a waterfall of snot. I hate being sick. Fortunately, Dana was in good spirits, so I napped while he set up camp and cooked dinner. At times like this, I feel like I should pat myself on the back for marrying the right guy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Heather: be sure and take good care of yourself and eat some chicken soup! I bet you wished they had a nose bucket you could attach somewhere to catch all that snot. m&d