Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Day 18: Palmyra, Missouri

Today's route took the riders 160 miles over rolling terrain to Palmyra, MO, home of BF crew worker Kim. (Actually, the ride stopped a little short of Palmyra and the riders took a shuttle--the shuttled miles will be added back tomorrow.)

The riders are staying in Palymra's Sesquicentennial Building tonight. Not much sleep is anticipated, due to the nearby Fourth of July festivities.

Today was the first day the riders got really rained on--at one point, the road was washed out, and they had to trek across a 100-yard-long gully.

Ken crashed today (just some road rash), but recovered and put in a Tour de France-like performance on the road.

7 riders are on the road. Tomorrow, they will ride south to Hannibal, MO, for a stop at the Mark Twain memorail. TV coverage is planned--we will link to it if we can.

3 Comments:

Blogger mmtmsw said...

Greg -

We hear you are down and out about the flat world you are soaring by in the Midwest! Hang in there and remember to Jack and our family you are a HISTIO HERO!!!

To all the other riders -

Hang in there and know we cannot wait to meet you in CLEVELAND!

You all are heros to those of us fighting LCH! Every single pedal of that bike you all are riding brings us closer to a cure!!

Thank you! Keep riding!

~ Jeff and Melissa Thompson

8:11 PM  
Blogger Pastor Steve said...

Guys...
It's got to be great to be out of Kansas - not because Kansas is so bad, but it's so darn wide!

Be careful and know you're in our prayers. Highly cool newspaper coverage of our story in Longmont, Colorado. Eric - you're a wizard for finding it!

God's blessings to you all,

Pastor Steve, Kim, and Family
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9:54 PM  
Blogger chimera said...

I saw you all in Palmyra, keep it up! I'll be cheering for you! =)

9:56 PM  

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