|Along the route to Lee's Ferry in Arizona|
|The Needles area, near Mt. Rushmore|
|Atop Mt. Haleakela on Maui|
This stop is not for the faint of heart. We drove to the top of Mt. Haleakela during our Hawaii vacation a few years ago. It was warm down below, and really cold at the top. Most people don't ride a bike UP this mountain, although I did come to understand that some pro cyclists have used it as a training ride.
|Riders about to descend Mt. Haleakela|
|Near Salmon, Idaho|
|Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone|
As for my report, well...it was a difficult week for me. I've been sick. I started getting sick on Monday, and it got worse as the week went along. I did ride on Monday, but I felt like my lungs were going to explode, and by Tuesday, riding was not an option. Wednesday night, I walked the quarter mile to my dinner location in Owensboro, Kentucky, and I was done for when I got back to my hotel room. Thursday and Friday, I was miserable as I drove to Searcy, Arkansas to pick up some of my daughter's things to bring them home for the summer, but it was wonderful to see her. She was a bright spot in an otherwise difficult time. I'm eager to spend some time with her this summer.
Anyway, as I write this, I think I'm on the mend, but this will basically be a day of rest.
Here are the numbers, such as they are:
Weight: 256.6 lbs.
Goal: 2011 miles in the year 2011
Distance Completed: 251.5 miles
Percentage Completed: 12.51%
Time to go.
See you on the road, and may the wind be at your back.