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!
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 🙂
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.