Day 7 – 10 miles ?

And on the 7th day he rested. I took the day off today to give my tired legs a break. Last night before I went to sleep I had psyched myself up for pushing on to the next town but when my alarm went off this morning at 5 my body told me to chill the f!@# out and go back to sleep. So that’s exactly what I did. I checked out of the roach motel and went to the campground that I tried, quite unsuccessfully I might add, to get last night and nabbed a sweet spot next to the bathrooms. Also, I forgot to mention yesterday that I finished my first ACA map. I’m at about 350 miles!

Camp for the evening 🙂

I learned a few things today. Number one is to definitely listen to my body, the last thing I want is to injure myself by pushing too hard. I mean it’s not like i’m any sort of time schedule. The second is that my bicycle, despite not having any visible teeth, can most assuredly take a bite out of me. I was heading to the grocery store to get supplies for the next few days and when I came to a stop my pedal dug in hard to my right ankle. Meowch. The last thing I learned kind of got me pumped for tomorrows ride. I won’t spoil it right now but I will say that I was less than thrilled with the camping offerings supplied by my trust Adventure Cycling maps. Some strategic googling yielded a much more interesting place to l pitch my tent for the evening. Check out tomorrow’s post for more on that 🙂

Bicycle bites! Who needs to worry about bears when my own bike is the real danger!

The rest of my day included hitting up a sweet local brewery for a few pints of deliciously cold IPA’s and laying on my picnic table reading. If you know me then you know how much I enjoy reading. If you don’t then know that I have an unquenchable thirst for new books to read. Cycling cross country is like heaven for me if only because it gives me a lot of alone time to just sit outside and read. That’s all for today, friends. Stay tuned for the next edition of James and his Bike.

Mmmmmmmm! Beer.

4 Replies to “Day 7 – 10 miles ?”

  1. Owie on the ankle!!! Good for you for taking a well deserved rest. Love ya kiddo.

  2. David horrocks says: Reply

    Im glad you took the day off! Its a beautiful easter sunday, enjoy it!

  3. Good day for a rest enjoy your reading and your beer. 350 miles so far?!!! Badass!!!!!!

  4. I love your post, I’m glad your getting your well deserved rest! You are right, you are not on any time restrictions so take your time and explore!! Love you and take care!

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