Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Wind, Wind, and More Wind

today we only rode 55ish miles. But we had the same wind problem as yesterday. It is amazing how the wind is constantly blowing. Going down a hill, you must pedal to get past 10 mph. The day was broken up by a wonderful side trip to a home-made pool. Someone stopped on the side of the road, where we were eating lunch and invited us to their backyard. In this backyard was an olympic size diving platforms and a huge pond. They used to have a two week training camp and that is why they have this in their yard. It was very refreshing. The temperature reached 96 degrees today. I am sure glad that I am not on the South trip, they must be burning up.

My host family was amazing last night and this morning. We had a hot tub to rest our sore legs and a wonderful dinner after we got cleaned up. For those of you who know how picky of an eater I am, I ate salmon for the first time at dinner and liked it!

I hope you are enjoying the pics.

I am in London, Canada tonight. I went through Woodstock today, but it is not the real Woodstock, but I pretended by listening to Jimi Hendrix's Star Spangled Banner on my Ipod as I rode through the town. I will stay in one more town tomorrow night in Canada and then back to the USA for me. Hopefully the wind dies down or changes directions, so that tomorrow I will get to see the country side, instead of keeping my head down, so that the debris from all the fields is not in my face.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:36 PM

    Hey there David .......... This is the old Bikerstan1. Last time I checked, the weather in the United States and Canada generally heads from West to East. Which direction are you guys going? Oh, just for your information, it's not if your gonna crash on a bike, it's just when. Be safe, the pictures look great.

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  2. Anonymous8:08 PM

    I love your sense of humor. I am really getting a big kick out of reading your blog. I also LOVE the pictures. You know I have to print some of them out! Be careful (no more crashes), stay safe, and remember - I love you, Mother

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  3. I did not organize the trip or decide to put Yale on the east coast. I just showed up to ride! Also, when I go down I am pretty good at throwing my bike down and jumping out of the way. This really only works if I am not traveling too fast. I don't mind the crashing, as long as it is not at big speeds...like on a downhill.

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