Day 39 The morning ride, The afternoon ride

Day 39 got off to a late start.  Just the second day starting out in the central time zone. Hard to leave camp.

Camped at a picnic area outside of Marfa

Camped at a picnic area outside of Marfa

I pedaled hard to make as much mileage as I could before the winds came up.  In less than two hours (including short breaks) I was 24 miles along.  I was averaging over 13 mph with the breeze on my starboard quarter.

Who says it flat here?  I see some hills in the background.

Who says it flat here? I see some hills in the background.

When riding cross country on a unicycle never pass up an opportunity to picnic.

Having a Picnic lunch before moving on

Having a Picnic lunch before moving on

It wasn’t quite lunch time yet but I couldn’t pass up the table in the shade.  After lunch the cross winds picked up and I limped into Marfa in low gear.  I saw my truck, but once again the crew had abandoned ship.  While I was replenishing my water a couple of guys walked by and asked where I was riding.  Then a another cyclist rode up to check me out as well.  He was riding on a tour with Adventure Cycling, but not my route.

The guys said they were doing some TV filming in town and asked if they could film me.  I waited a few minutes and they returned with there cameras.  One guy sat in a van with the door opened and filmed me riding out of town as they drove along side.  Maybe I’ll Infamous.

I had to turn from Southish to East when I rode through Marfa so I thought the previous cross wind would be at my back.  But the wind shifted with me and I fought cross winds until I gave in after riding 40 miles on the day.  The last 16 miles in low gear.  When my crew rolled by I pleaded to be taken aboard.  I was whipped.

Stats day 39:  Rode 40.9 miles at 11.5 mph, Max=15.6 mph, Ascent=961′, Descent=492′, Max elevation=5087′, Min elevation=4616′, Ave heart rate=103, Max heart rate was compromised.  Ave temp=83 degrees, calories burned=961.

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3 Responses to Day 39 The morning ride, The afternoon ride

  1. Brian (crockodile sandwich) Thorpe says:

    I know you are famous anyway, but I still want to see the
    TV special!

    • suziknits2013 says:

      by the time he gets to Fla there’s got to be some kind of media coverage! (even if I have to make it happen!)

  2. jo ann says:

    The Wind seems to always be at your worse angle… can’t explain it, happen’s when two riders are going in the opposite direction too.

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