Friday, May 7, 2010

Day 20

113 miles / 6:13 hours / 18.1 mph avg / 1794' climbing

Breakfast: chocolate milk, short stack of pancakes and eggs, orange juice, banana.
Snack: 2 bananas with nutella, 2 oreos, 1/2 coke.
Lunch: sandwich, apples, oreos, banana, coke.
Snack: 2 bananas, oreos, pretzes, oranges.
Dinner 1: chicken sandwich, fries, coke, small oreo shake.
Dinner 2: omelet with toast and hash browns.
Snack: 2 Chocolate Graham crackers (thanks Lori for sending them to me, they really hit the spot)

Today I found out that Joan got some bad news so I am going to dedicate the rest of the trip to her and her family. I love you guys and please know that you are in my thoughts and in my heart.

Here is yesterday's photo of the Confederate flag. I was told that we would see many more in Alabama...

Today we started early and rode 5 mins. to our breakfast stop. That kind of messed everybody up because by now we have our very well established routines. I usually need to go potty after breakfast so you can imagine how distressed I was. Nevertheless, I managed. If only real life was that complicated.

As you can see, as the day goes on my shadow shrinks (I am not supposed to take pictures while riding, but this was a safe moment, I promise Lori)...

After much head and side wind, we finally made it to the Mississippi River. Here is the view of the bridge...

...and of the river. Just as I predicted, a REALLY BIG murky river.

And here I am on the other side!

Funny how this works, Mississippi seems to have fields just like Arkansas.

And its share of abandoned barns and houses. Here is a nice old barn that caught my eye (I had stopped for my first pee break in Mississippi).

Here is an example of the road hazards we face around here..

And just because I saw many beautiful trees...


  1. Welcome back east, Nico! Your banana-fueled riding has delivered you to the Deep South. Watch out for those small town speed traps.

  2. As the Goodriches had predicted, the bananas had their effect on the smooth operation of the plumbing, fortunatelly I'm a bit lactose intolerant, hence all the yogurt, ice cream and chocolate milk.
    My appologies for those who feel this is oversharing...

  3. Why does it not surprise me that the Goodriches would be the instigators of such a post?