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Day 71: 10/3/17  Big Guy on a Little Bike

October 11, 2017


Miles: 42
Steps: 5,565
Vertical gain: 861 feet
Liquid consumed: 160 oz.
Wildlife:  Rabbits, cattle, dogs
Faith in Humanity: El Presidente coming through today with the bike borrow, letting me stay with him, picking me up at the end of the day.  You’re the man!

Why walk a dead straight and flat Riad when you can ride a bike??! Reagan was kind enough to drop me off with his bicycle where he picked me up yesterday so I could ride some miles rather than hike.  The bike was definitely small, but on flat terrain it wouldn’t matter.

A really pretty ride through farmland (mostly growing potatoes), through DelNorte where I stopped at Subway for a couple of hours and enjoyed a sub.  I love Subway because you can get so many vegetables included with the price.  Mmmm!

Next was 16 more flat Miles to South Fork.  I debated trying to get a little farther and decided against it.  This bike is small, I am large, and going uphill doesn’t sound that much fun, haha.  I spent some time in the library on the internet and then ended up riding a few more miles back to a rest area I briefly stopped at on my way into town.  The upside?  It was extremely windy at this point and I could use a tail wind to ride to the rest stop.  Doesn’t it always seem like if there’s wind that it’s a headwind?  Not this time? It felt glorious.

Eventually El Presidente came and picked me up and we went to a brewery in Del Norte for a couple beers and to eat dinner.  Very trendy spot for Del Norte, I must say.  I was a bit surprised.  I looked a bit like a fool in my biking outfit, but what can you do, so is life ok the road...

I decided to take a rest day tomorrow, why not?

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