Rosa at Playhouse Cafe in Clark, SD the sign says "Maybe its Not Home Sweet Home-ADJUST"
- 400 Miles
We are in Watertown, SD, a beautiful city of 25,000 and lots to do. Monday is a scheduled rest day, but we just reached 400 miles in only 6 days of biking, way ahead of our planned 50 to 60 miles per day pace. So we are going to stay here for 2 days and let my legs, etc heal, rest, recover and rejuvenate. Riding mile after mile is a lot like the Eagle’s Hotel Californis, you can check out, but you can never leave.
While I can’t wait to get home, we are having a great time meeting people, see Rosa, mother of 4 the waitress at the Playhouse Restaurant in Clark, SD, who told us all about what to see and do in Watertown. The sign above her is hard to read but it says, MAYBE ITS NOT HOME SWEET HOME-ADJUST.
My blog yesterday wasn’t the most optimistic of how I was doing physically, so today was a big test for me and I’m happy to report that I am feeling better and really looking forward to rest. I’ll will be on Channel 23 tomorrow with Aaron and Andy and will elaborate more. Thanks to everyone who called, emailed texted, etc to encourage me, it meant a lot.
It only hurts when I laugh!
85 miles today and I am in trouble ,exhausted. Towns are few and far between and motels even rarer. So I have to push on and on and on. I never planned to cover this many miles by really had no choice. The result right now is dead legs and numb left hand from gripping the handle bar. Tomorrow is Sunday, but I need to make Watertown, SD, 70 miles away. don’t ask me why I just need to and there I can rest on Monday. Tomorrow I will find out what I can really do and if I can overcome this temporary (I hope) set back. It sure gets lonely out there too.
Big Kudos to Jay and Barb Brost for letting us use their new Ford F-150, a dream truck. It has been a refuge for me along the way when the heat got so intense. Fortunately, the weather is turning in my favor and the high tomorrow is predicted to be 81 degrees. I’ve been able to dodge two storms so far so haven’t had to pull out the rain gear. We also had to take a detour due to a bridge out and are now on Route 212 rather than 12. I should be in Minnesota on Tuesday
The emails, texts, calls, facebook comments and blog comments have really helped keep me going. It really raises the spirit when I get them. Thanks so much to all who have responded. Strangely, I look forward to tomorrow to see how I can work through this, its 12:30 am.