Day 9

Tue 2012/08/28

Start mileage 5016.4 end 5041.9 daily 25.536 trip 306.5

Route: Carthage to Marshall Best Western.

I struggled a lot on this segment. I’m not sure why but something is just hammering me. Many breaks; the first after only 4 miles or so. Wind is disorganized, coming from every direction (but strong/gusty). Solid headwind for the last 5 miles.

At ~5 mile point going over a bump, spokes catch the other (left) pannier, tear it open. Duct tape repair again. Really glad I brought that stuff.

Lunch ~13:00+ at gas station just 0.5 miles from destination (quart of milk and a sandwich), at I-20 intersection. Nap 15:00-18:50. Steak and hash browns at Waffle House. Yum.

Mileage (measured) is probably about a mile short from actual; I traveled about a mile with the odometer off.

 

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