Ok, the first news is, I just washed clothes and included my wallet, very exciting. Other than that, it was a pretty tough day. I got chased by wild dogs, was way to close to the border, rode a bunch of miles on the interstate, where in Texas the speed limit is 80 miles an hour. Lots of uphill, lots of headwind, but managed 92 and gets me closer to Alpine, Tx. than expected.
Jamie has been a trooper, especially when not being harassed by the border patrol.
I really feel traction for the first time. If I could get closer to civilization I can actually see finishing this thing.
Shout outs to Russell Yokely, who yesterday said after a moment of my weakness, "I don't know whether to counsel you to quit or keep going."
Shout out to Janet Campbell, who found this, from Shawshank Redemption, (actually she had it memorized)
"I hope, I can make it across the border. I hope I can find Andy and shake his hand. I hope the pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope."
I'm in tears as I dream about the Atlantic.
What's your dream? Don't stop dreaming it!
Shout outs to people I've never met who have my blog and are commenting.
Can someone tell Doris and Wayne Elkins how to comment on the blog.
Another news flash, Mike Shell has bought www.baldguyonabike.com you can now go to that website and directly to the blog. Hey, tell the world. It's a national movement.
Here's a shout out to the "Big Dog, my man Carl Keenum, and the boys at Boral Brick, thanks forth encouragement.
NEWS FLASH............ Rumour has it that I have a, in person, visit coming from the Smith family this coming Tuesday. We may be bankrupt, but we'll be together!
Come on folks, you know what to do, do something!
Looking into Mexico.
There are actually illegals in those bushes.
This is a wash or as Jamie says, "a white" he's from St. Louis.
On the interstate speed limit 80 mph.
Yes, I'm passing the truck!
Jamie and the Surly, please don't touch the bike Jamie.
This is where we're staying tonight.
Rain shower over Van Horn, Tx. today, very cool
Railroad trestle, is that like the ennsylvania, the hortline, and the eading?
In the words of Steve Fee today, (at one point today I rode a frontage road visible straight in front of me for 14 miles) on the Ipod. "Glorious one, Glorious one, light of the world, you outshine the sun," can you imagine that? The Glory of God brighter than any sun ? Praise Him, and don't stop!
Location:Van Horn, Tx.