Saturday, July 31, 2010

Day 31: Hartville to Ash Grove

July 31st, mostly cloudy, enjoyable day

Friday, July 30, 2010

Day 30: Summersville to Hartville

July 30th, mostly sunny, cool in morning and afternoon

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Day 29: Ellington to Summersville

July 29th, summer in the morning, cloudy in afternoon, sun came out after shower

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Day 28: St. Joe State Park to Ellington

July 28th, mostly sunny

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Day 27: Chester to St. Joe State Park

July 27th, sunny

I got some good breakfast in the hotel and left around 10. it was already pretty hot.

As I pedal through Chester, I saw a lot of Popeye related stuff. It turned out that Chester is the Popeye town!!!

I went across the Mississippt river. Just like last night, the land was so flat.I did an easy 15 miles ride and enter the hilly Missouri.

I arrived Farming early. The sun as still bright after I finished my dinner so I moved on again. I ended up spending the nigh at St. Joe State Park.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Day 26: Carbondale to Chester

July 26th, mostly sunny

I have done so many things today. This morning, I stayed in the hotel lobby to upload pictures. After checking out at 11, I brought Bikexus to a local bike store and had it tuned up. I asked the people in the bike shop, it seems Bikexus is still very heathy. I can probably pedal with it for another 1000 miles. After that, I went to the Carbondale post office to mail may passport to Washington DC so they can put my working permit on it.

After done all of these, I finally started biking around 4pm. The ride to Murphysboro was short and easy. I finished the third map!!! Because I still got some time, I decided to move on Chester.

Unfortunately I over estimate my speed even on flat route. The sun was set when I arrived Rockwood, which is 11 miles away from Chester. I pulled out my flash lights and pedaling in dark. The experience is remarkable. However it is also dangerous. I was lucky enough to arrived Chester safely. There was a very nice pickup driver stopped by and asked if I need help. He pointed me to the Best Western hotel. It's expensive but it was so late that I didn't complaint.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Day 25: Bay Creek Ranch to Carbondale

July 25th, mostly sunny

Bikexus and I didn't do too well after the 80+ miles day. I needed a rest and Bikexus needed a tune up. I arrived Carbondale pretty early but it was Sunday. So I decided to stay in town until Monday so I can send Bikexus to a bike shop.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Day 24: Cave in Rock to Bay Creek Ranch

July 24th, sunny

The 80+ miles ride in heat yesterday really hurt me. It was another hot day. I kept resting and only did a short distance trip.

When I was resting at Ellizabatown around noon, i met this very cool guy Andrew. Andrew was doing something similar, he took a boat to roll over america!

I felt so bad that I ended the day early at the Bay Creek Ranch.