Monthly Archives: April 2013

Day 45 (4/14/13) The winds and waves subside.

Day 45 (Sunday) was a much better than yesterday and I badly needed a good day.  I rode across the Pecos river and on through some more rolling hills on a close starboard tack with a light breeze.  The road … Continue reading

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Day 44 More wind and waves plus spray

The wind blew all last night and increased from the day before.  And anyone who plies the water knows the longer and harder it blows the bigger the waves get.  That was just the case today with the wind on … Continue reading

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Day 43 Head winds and waves. (Riding day 36) 4/12/13

Day 43 opened with a light breeze on my bowsprit I continued to beat into progressively stronger headwinds and waves all day.  Waves you say?  You’re in the middle of the desert.  Not really waves but riding the rolling hills … Continue reading

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Day 42 the race (not really) to Sanderson TX

On day 42 I was determined to get an early start despite the festivities of the night before.  I just have to get some miles in before the wind finds me.  We were up before the sun getting ready in … Continue reading

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Day 41 Cold Cloudy Skies

Yesterday the temperature rose to 99 degrees while we were touring Big Bend.  I skipped a rock across the Rio Grande and hit a 1500′ wall in Mexico. Today I started riding in long sleeves and 41 degree temperatures. I … Continue reading

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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. I pedaled hard to make as much mileage as I could before the winds came up.  In … Continue reading

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Day 38 Just another day in the life of a cross country unicyclist

Day 38 turned out better than expected.  Strong cross winds were predicted, and eventually came, but not before I made some significant mileage.  I wasn’t sure how I would feel after the mammoth day yesterday, but the road was smooth … Continue reading

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Day 37, Tailwinds and benchmarks

Day 37 (day 31 riding) 4/6/13.  The winds had my back today so I launched my spinnakar   and set sail for Van Horn TX.  As it turns out I didn’t have to ride Interstate 10 as much as I … Continue reading

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Day 35 Dog attack, Headwinds.

Day 35 (4/4/13) was a dog day afternoon, actually it was dog day morning. I started riding just North of Tornillo on Route 20 and shortly encountered headwinds.  I pushed along in high gear on a road that had almost … Continue reading

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Day 33 El Paso Texas Reconnaissance, Day 34 Through El Paso

On day 33 I felt a bit like I was cheating, but just like in white water boating sometimes it’s best to stop and scout. I wasn’t looking forward to riding a unicycle through the city streets of El Paso … Continue reading

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