LOUISIANA! Have I been in Texas for the last year? There's not a lot to tell, I rode past 100 miles of pine trees, and was passed by about 100 logging trucks.
The wind was strong out of the north this morning which we rode straight into for about 50 miles. Mark and Ed left about 11:30 AM and I rode for another 50 miles with a big crosswind.
A cold front has blown in and we're expecting 50 degree temps tonight. I hear it's cold at home too. Home? Where is that, I haven't been there in so long it's like a distant memory.
Amy had to get the air pressure in the Suburban checked today at Express Oil. She says that the guys at Express are still following me. Thanks guys.
Mark Chastain got in this afternoon, and we've already had a big time. He found Ed Sparks computations absolutely interesting and hilarious. Ed promises to keep the numbers coming.
Did you see Cervelo's comment about caloric intake and burn? Let me give you an example. Tonight with Mark Chastain as my witness I ate 7 pieces of chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, red beans and rice, an 8 piece spicy nugget and an apple pie. I may have something else before bed.
I was just talking to our hotel clerk who is not from this country. She was asking me about my trip and I was giving her some of the details. At one point she said "yoo, are verry brave." I thought about that for awhile. It appears to me that there is a fine line between bravery and stupidity. I hope I'm brave but I never really thought about it. If getting out there and stretching your comfort zones is brave, then my challenge for all of you tonight's this.
YOU GET OUT THERE AND BE BRAVE! Or stupid, just get out there.
Phone call, Kathy leave us alone.
Watch out for the rumble strips.
Mark is out front. I'm not.
Subway on the side of the road for lunch.
Ed don't you need to go run some numbers or something?
There are goats in every state I've been through.
See you tomorrow,