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Day 4 It doesn't have to be fun to be fun

2009-05-12

Scores from the Batton bike tour: 101 miles Indio to Blythe

Feeling sick at the start of the ride -10
Felling sick at an 11 mile climb early in the ride -20
Feeling sick the entire ride -4000
Riding in 109 degree temperature -300
Jack and Bob from the East coast helping me along +500
The thought of riding 116 miles tomorrow in 100+ temps -10

Lets hope my stomach problems get solved.







Today's route Indio to Blythe
Not a lot of green in this Google Earth map!

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I hope that you are feeling better and really having fun because you only do something like this once. After that, you
know better.

Sent 2009-05-13 from Ellen
Spent 6 months in the Mojave with Uncle Sam back in the day. Visualization helped. I was thinking that sweet, scenic, cool ride from Michigania to Cross Village and back down M119 might help you. Take a deep breath of Lake Michigan air and ride on, brother.
Sent 2009-05-13 from Bill and Sally
How about some photos?
Sent 2009-05-13 from Pam again
I like Anna's comment below. Feel better.
Sent 2009-05-13 from Pam
Basic instructions for riding:
1. Push the left pedal
2. Push the right pedal
3. Repeat

No fun riding when you're sick. Hope you feel better tomorrow.

Sent 2009-05-13 from Denny
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, pedal faster, some of us are waiting for the next installment of our new soap opera.
Sent 2009-05-13 from 60
Al-
Some days it gets no better than just turning the pedals over to keep moving. Other days it is much better. Impressive ride, looking forward to hearing your opinion of Arizona.

Sent 2009-05-13 from Jeff Kaiser
I don't understand your scale - usually it's on a 1 to 10 +or - scale. I've never seen -4000, although you always were a math guy. Every day at the Y so far, we all talk about starting our days reading your blog - and then the stories begin. Continue to enjoy. We all are.
Sent 2009-05-13 from Larry
cut back on sugar-- more fruit... stay with the diet you had in training... you didn't go to mexico??? did you??? It will pass!!! better days ahead!!!
Sent 2009-05-13 from peter brown
Are you using navigation aids or do you just follow a leader? Compass? Map? GPS? Are there any navigational challenges on the trip?
Sent 2009-05-12 from Bill P. from SMOC
I don't know why, but I think you have a lot more fun riding around in a golf cart!
Sent 2009-05-12 from mark morton
Hi Dad - Sorry you are not feeling well... thought you were just sick in the head? Love you!
Sent 2009-05-12 from Anna

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