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7/02/15 Time Off With Family

Submitted by Jacob on Thu, 07/02/2015 - 00:00

We made it to Richmond, IL yesterday after 96 miles. The wind is still working against me, and it can be frustrating. Most of my average speeds are in the 12-13 MPH range. At least I am beginning to go through much more populated areas, so there are more things to take in and look at.

After the ride yesterday, my father and I drove to Jack and Mary’s place, and then Mary took dad to the airport. Just due to other engagements, we are not riding today, and then it’ll be me and Jack on the road tomorrow. We will do the final 36 miles to put us at Miller Park for the Brewers game, and then we will ride about 50-60 miles back south to jump start the ride to New Holland, PA. The only reason the jump start is needed is because of drivers and trips to the airport.

It’s going to be fun to have Jack on the road again. It’s been nearly two years since we’ve done this together, but we did that for 6 months. No one knows me better. Since I’m heading north and then heading south, I know I’ll get the wind at some point tomorrow! Looking forward to that. I hope that it is still coming from the north, since most of the miles will be heading south.

According to Jack, this morning, he had his two step-children shout at me to see if I would wake up. Obviously, I am deaf and slept through everything. Over breakfast, we talked about how amazing it is that technology can let me hear. Grayson, a 4 year old, was especially impressed and felt my head to feel the implant. I’m going to enjoy the day off, getting laundry done and then all  I need to do is degrease and lube the chain. 4 out of 5 days off!