Day 18 I rode 38 miles from Surprise a norther suburb of Phoenix, to the southern suburb of Tempe. Progress was slow stopping at many intersections. I just couldn’t time most of the lights and had to dismount and remount numerous times. Consequently my butt never got very sore, but my ankle took a beating from shifting.
Back again in Maricopa tonight to stay with Joan’s friend Phyllis. Yesterday on my layover day I hung out with Phyllis’s friend Mike who is my age and also rides a unicycle. He has a little 20′ uni, and after taking a spin on my 29″ he is considering something bigger. I also received a tire and some spare tubes. I put a heavier duty tube back on the KH 36″ Schlumpf, and a tire and heavy duty tube on my Oracle 36. I now have 2 spare tubes but am waiting on some spare tires.
There a seven maps that route the Southern Tier route I am taking and I finished the first map today. Wahoo!!
On Tuesday I will be battling street lights again most of the day.
Day 18 stats: 38 miles logged at 9.4 mph, Max=14.7, Ave heart rate 106, max heart rate 138, Ascent=541, Descent 571, max elevation=1252, min elevation=1078, Ave temp 87 dgr.