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Slog Across America

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Martha said:   May 24, 2012 7:47 pm PST
And, you left "The Cabin" because????? And about turtles....who'd a thot? These questions come after seven days of jury duty on a criminal trial where we were deadlocked 11-1 and all the drama involved when the judge sent the hold-out home for multiple reasons, and we got the first alternate and started deliberating all over again, and I was for foreperson ....I so want to be you. BTW it took us about an hour to convict. Criminal trial of a perp who committed robbery, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, imprisonment and something else .... Just sayin'

Sue Gross said:   May 24, 2012 9:04 am PST
Hot-flashes, night sweats, insomnia, extreme heat and cycling uphill! Any one of those things makes me a crazy person. Keep going - you can do it!!!

E said:   May 24, 2012 4:51 am PST
I hate to be the one to tell you NOW but RAAM doesn't stand for Race across America, it stands for RELAX across America, those guys just fake the pics of them gutting it out on hills at 0300, in truth they're being towed by RVs in which they take morning and afternoon naps. NOT! Sorry the Slog is such a, well, slog. You'll make it, or not, and we will all still love you two.

Bridget said:   May 23, 2012 5:49 pm PST
SO what I want to know is .... Jay's hair looks shorter. Is that just helmet hair or has be been popping into barber shops along the way. There has been no mention of Bon Bon or Spa days. Has Bob flown in to give him a trim? Maybe you ARE superimposing yourselves into stock pictures. Those roads do look a lot alike. Hmmmm. Inquiring minds want to know.OK maybe just one pee brain. PS. Barb how are the toes holding up?

Tony Nohmy said:   May 23, 2012 5:25 pm PST
You guys are doing great, can't imagine the hard work that you guys are putting to this. Proud of you two. Hey you can't quit, where will i get my daily blog fix. I don't know where you get the energy to do that every night, but i am glad you do. Love you guys Be safe

Jay and Barbara (again) said:   May 23, 2012 10:50 am PST
We want to thank Chris for her work on the website the past couple of days. She sprained her ankle on Monday helping a friend prepare for the San Antonio Parade of Homes, then was hit by a truck backing out of a driveway while limping to her car! The truck would have backed over her if the driver hadn't been stopped by some bystanders. Despite being bruised, banged-up, and frightened, she uploaded all of our pictures and blog entries. Jay said for me to tell her "See, cycling is much safer than walking. Nothing like that ever happens to us."

Jay and Barbara said:   May 23, 2012 9:40 am PST
Thanks, everyone, for your encouragement and support and kind words. Linda Webb, that was a great story about the two newbie bike tourists. Wonder where they are now.... We are enjoying our rest day in Eminence, MO. The innkeeper here said our route tomorrow is "much much worse" than anything we've been through so far, so we are a bit scared. Plus it's supposed to get up to 97 degrees. And we're going to have to camp no matter where we end up. By the way, Jay's wound (from the El Dorado manhole mishap) has healed and he doesn't even have an impressive bruise to take a picture of, dang it.

Terry Merrell said:   May 22, 2012 4:48 pm PST
I agree. You two are amazing!

E said:   May 22, 2012 5:46 am PST
Duncan (my cat) said he doesn't remember why that town in MO is named after him, it must have been in another life. Wear sunscreen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cynthia said:   May 21, 2012 2:34 pm PST
Amazing...just a few days ago everything was flat and now you have incredible hills!!! Sounds like you're meeting lots of great people, and animals, along the way. Godd for you, saving the turtle! :-) Keep biking...you both are amazing!

Pat said:   May 21, 2012 12:19 pm PST
Well, you've clicked those ruby slippers and got out of Kansas. I hope the weather stays on the cool side for y. We'll try this Irish blessing agin-May the wind be at your back!

linda webb said:   May 20, 2012 1:23 pm PST
A funny story for today. Today we rode to OB and stopped at the end of the bike path. There was a couple there, brand new out of the box shiny surly bikes, full panniers, cogs, chains everything shiny, never been used. We chatted, they are heading cross country, but may only get to Texas, as they only have 30 days. Had a city street map, not bike specific, no garmin, no nothing, just that map. He had bike shorts, she had jogging shorts, both in sneakers. He asked if it was reasonable to get to Pine Valley in a day, and how bad the hills are. He was hoping it could be done in 5-6 hours, and it was already noon at the time they were leaving. We took their picture with their i-phone, just as its battery was dying and wished them luck. He headed east, she headed west. . . . turned to us and asked if he was heading the right way. I wish I knew how to get updates on their adventure, with a start like that, who knows where they will end up. You guys are almost there, keep up the great ride!

Chris said:   May 18, 2012 3:15 am PST
I think Ross looks like Yoda, very wise and sweet!

Lisa Radnovic said:   May 17, 2012 9:19 pm PST
Thank goodness Jay's manhole mishap only resulted in a flesh wound! It looks like it smarts. You are both so courageous and intrepid. I truly admire your tenacity and ability to do this trip. Know that we are all pulling for you, (she said, while she sipped a drink at the computer).

e said:   May 17, 2012 6:02 pm PST
First, I agree with what Cary & Sue said; Secondly, now you add scrapes and bruises!!!!!!!! dang. Ross looks sweet, so that's good. You'll be fine, just keep swimming, I mean, cycling.

Cary & Sue said:   May 17, 2012 8:20 am PST
It's normal to be emotional when you are hot and tired and see/experience things that touch your heart. You two are doing great! We are so very proud of both of you.

E said:   May 17, 2012 5:40 am PST
In addition to "Send in the Clouds" another great song for y'all could be Smokey Robinson's hit, "Tears of a Cloud." I hate seeing/hearing about pets not treated like the elevated spirits that they really are. dang. The kitty cow seems really sweet though, so that's good.

pat said:   May 15, 2012 7:05 am PST
Barb and Jay, happy belated anniversary! Congrats on getting through those mountains, and I hope you can enjoy flat for awhile. You guys are amazing! May the wind be always at your back!

Zeus's Foster Mother said:   May 14, 2012 5:22 pm PST
Was Jay coerced into thrusting the Chubby Pickle sign? Not a side we know of him. Speechless.

Cynthia said:   May 14, 2012 3:14 pm PST
Wow!! Flat, Flat, FLAT !!! Sorta nice, though after all those huge up-mountain climbs! Glad you are managing to eat in such a healthy fashion. :-) Keep riding...and keep writing...we all are loving your commentaries.

Jay and Barbara said:   May 13, 2012 4:09 pm PST
Lisa, thanks tons for the history tidbit. I had no idea! That was really interesting; thanks for posting it.

Lisa Radnovic said:   May 13, 2012 8:05 am PST
My dear departed mother used to work for Mr. Sharp who owned KFSD, broadcasting from the 11th floor of the US Grant Hotel in downtown. Don was his son, a really nice young guy, my mom recalled, who worked at the station with them. This was in the early part of WWII, and Don joined the Air Force and was trained as a pilot. He was shot down and killed over Germany and Mr. Sharp was never the same. Mr. Sharp later donated the money to build Sharp Hospital in Don's memory. So there is your San Diego history for the day! Happy pedaling!

Andy G said:   May 11, 2012 8:00 pm PST
Rookie tattoos.

Nate & Kristi said:   May 11, 2012 7:10 pm PST
Great job on the tough days of riding. Sounds like a miserable slog but thanks for doing it & inspiring the rest of us to push through hard times. We're doing that right now on your couch with a few beers & the Zeus. It's tough, but someone has to do it! xoxo

vivian said:   May 10, 2012 5:58 pm PST
mud swallows...one of nature's finest bug exterminators and fine architects, too....

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