Saturday, May 1, 2010

Day 14

121 miles / 6:43 hours / 18.05 mph avg / 2535' climbing

Breakfast: oatmeal, eggs, sausage, toast, canned peaches and pears, orange juice.
Snack: 2 bananas with nutella,  2 oreos.
Lunch: ham+turkey+cheese+tomato+spinach sandwich, coke, 1/2 orange, 6 oreos.
Snack: Gu, Mojo bar,oranges, strawberry shake with malt.
Dinner: Pizza with mushrooms, tomatoes ad ham, banana split for dessert (see below).

Today was a pretty long day and was quite exciting because we passed the mid point of our trip.
(Nico, Reem, Brian, Wolfgang, Per, Russ)

I have to say that I have come to like some of the old abandoned houses along the road. Although sad, they retain certain charm, they seem to cry for the time when they were full of life, when they meant something for the people that inhabited them. Here is a short sampler, hopefully you'll see what I mean (please bear in mind that this is by no meas the best of it, just what I managed to photograph).

Some of the newer boarded houses are more scary though...
 (it says: b-ware of owner! stay away! Warning trespassers will be shot!)

But there is nothing like an old Tonka truck on a lawn to restore some sense, you can almost hear the kids playing with it...

After so much riding, we were trully in the middle of nowhere and I can prove it!

Without much ado, I proceed to show you how I rewarded myself today...
And what happened to it...

1 comment:

  1. If you can forget bananas long enough, try to remember you're in the land of chicken-fried steak and grits. Can your diet tolerate an exploration into local cuisine?