Monday, 13 June 2011

Day 40 Eureka to Newton

On the road at 6 15AM to tackle the gruelling straigbt line 73 miles we had to do today. I do hate getting up in the dark. It reminds me of work.
The first 30 miles were pleasant in the cooler morning air at least until I missed a turn and added another 5 miles to my day which also caused me to miss my rendez vous with Greg and Ellen. Eventually we all found eacb other and joinex up with Don, another in-betweener, to tackle the lasr 40 milez. By this time the temperature was up in the high nineties and for good meazure we were battered by a good old Kansas side/head wind.
But the real bummer of the day was that both refreshment stops in our cue sheets were closed down so we cycled all day with absolutely no pie options. So todayz consumption was :

2 cheese and jam sandwiches
2 packets crisps
4 fig newtons
1 packet M& M's
1 packet peach rings
6 litres water
2 bananaz and 2 oranges

We really are eating a load of junk. BUT WE CAN BECAUSE WE ARE ADVENTURE CYCLISTS.

Miles today    77
Total             1941


  1. I'm wondering how you miss a turn on a 73 mile straight line road ?

  2. Getting up in the dark reminds you of work? You must have a bloody good memory.