Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Day 10 From Elko, Nevada to Wendover, Nevada - 107 miles

Can you say - WIND OVER NEVADA? That is where we are now.. Wendover. It is WINDY! We had winds between 25-35 miles an hour today. Lucky for us, it was a tailwind..yipee..so we were flying. We finished a 107 mile day by 2pm... wowzers. The scenary changed significantly and was just beautiful and breathtaking. I rode today with Tom and Sue. We had a good time. I wasn't feeling too well in the morning and was a little faint but had a nice lunch and that helped a lot. Lack of sleep is never a good thing on a trip like this so I was thankful for my afternoon nap today.

The road was long and pretty flat and we were going super fast... it felt like going to heaven to me... just flying quickly among beautiful mountains into a straight unknown place up ahead. If there had been a big light at the end of the road... I swear it would probably be just like a near death experience. It was phenomenal!

Today was the first day my rear end really hurt ... how our rear ends feel is a daily topic of conversation among all of us... it is probably the only place where you can say "how does your butt feel today?" and it is completely normal to ask and you dont get weird looks for asking. I won't try that at my new job when I get home. I might have fellow staff concerned... hahaha!
We ride into Utah tomorrow... two states will be completed with many more to go. Utah is only about a mile from here and I think all the Mormons come to Wendover to gamble ... that seems to be the only thing going on in this town.


Anonymous said...

Nice joke at the begining of this blog! Lol! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(I am just a little excited)! I don't even know how I will sleep. It has been over 2 years! AHHHHHHH!! I can't wait!

Unknown said...

After 107 miles I'm exhausted, even with a tail wind, and I've got a sympathetic sore butt, too! You never mention flats. How many of the original group have dropped out. What percent of the group have already ridden in the SAG wagon? What was your average speed over the 107 miles and what was your max speed with the tailwind? Hope you have a tailwind for the second Century. You go, girl.

Anonymous said...

Yahoo, I finally figured out how to watch the videos. The wind during that pace line ride was loud. How exciting! The "butt thing"...well, you'll get used to it. lol

Aunt Joyce

Lori said...

Hi Audrey! I can't believe you are cycling across America. That would be my dad and my father-in-laws' dream come true. Some day, perhaps you should come to Scotland and cycle here!

Lori (Arnold??)