Today was a rest day and there wasn’t a service project. Climbing in the Colorado Mountains for the next 5 days requires some extra rest.
Even though this was a rest day, we had a lot to keep us busy.
Since we were in primitive camp sites and small towns there wasn’t any way to do the laundry, so we had to catch up on that. I had to get a haircut for the final half of the trip. We went to the bike shop to get new bike arm band sleeves since some of the original ones we not stay up and Endurolytes Extreme Tables, which are for electrolyte replacement. Without these I tend to get cramps. Last but not least we had to replenish our food supply from the grocery store.
All of this was done before 2:30 p.m. but the temperature has already hit 100 degrees.
I apologize for the delays in updates. There just wasn’t any service available to make uploads. Most nights I will update the word document Brandon uses for the blog posting but to be honest there were a few nights I was just too lazy to type up the daily ride.
We are ready for the climbing once again and hopefully we will have better Wi-Fi access.
Dave, Larry and I have been keeping up with the ride and enjoying your blogs. We tell all our friends about your adventures and most of them can’t believe that you are doing this. Most ask “is he crazy” or “how can he ride that far”. I let them know how you have trained for all of this.
We will be thinking about you as you ride through the mountains of Colorado and the altitude.
We just cancelled our trip to Estes Park this summer with our family because Larry’s doctor didn’t think his lungs could take the altitude. I also wanted you to know that Larry is getting stronger and is continuing his physical therapy and each day finds him a little better.
Take care and keep riding,
Friends in Christ, Maylene and Larry
Great updates David. I continue to marvel at your and the Team’s continued Victory Over Adversity. Keep thinking that in a few days it is “add downhill from here” as you will be descending the Rockies along the Western Express route.
Hope the wild fires in Utah don’t come into play with the smoke streaming east. Your experience riding in the Rockies will serve you well….I responded to Ed’s email today reminding him to hydrate especially if/when you encounter the lower humidity levels.
Hello to Kye….I miss her smiles and her gracious slices of Korean pears so full of hydrating goodness.
Good luck in the upcoming days….and please keep Ed pointing west – lol.