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September 16, 2005


5:31 PM
We are at Harris State Park about 25 miles from the California border. I thought yesterday was hard, but it was a cake walk compared to the hell of today. The first 20 miles we fought the wind. The next twenty miles, we fought the hills, and the last 20 miles we fought the rain. It rained so hard. We were all completely drenched. To be honest, it gave me a sense of energy. As I plowed through the last 5 miles I would scream at the top of my lungs just for the sake of screaming.

We've been going through so much food lately. We're eating so much it's insane. So far I've spent over $500 just on food. It's only been 8 days. DOH!!! My knee is acting up again. I found myself walking the hills for three seperate hills. I didn't want to stop, so I kept stretching and hoping for relief. The only relief is that todays ride is over. Thank goodness.

We'll start again tomorrow and hope for better weather. 6 more days til' we hit San Francisco and then I have a day off to catch up on work. WOoooohoooo.. Be well everyone. have a wonderful weekend.
Peace always,
Mike Park

BIKE TOUR DONATIONS to DATE:
Anonymous-$50
Vien To-$12
Misa and Kaoru-$15
Brian Quirk-$15
Ellen-$5
Kris Racer-$23.45
Christina Giordano-$3
Dustin Dumas-$40
Scott Butterworth-$14
Jessica Burnham-$15
Ken Lee-$33
Kevin Koegel-$30
Brian Abolins-$25
Mark Veon-$15
Michael Cavaleri-$10
Rey Hernandez-$20
Dan Richter-$50
Dan Shannon-$5
Gary Yee-$10
John Anderson-$20
Seth Odell-$10
Sung Kim-$40
Britt Osbourn-$10
Black Sunday-$10
Andrew Paciocco-$10
Kyle Trittipo and Anuja Vichare $25
Matthew Chantler-30 BRITISH POUNDS
Dan Droller-$100
Diana Mendoza-$200
Evan O'Neil-$7
Steve Hahnlein-$17
Adam Bubash-$30
David Loyd-$25
Anonymous-$100
Julien Lestoclet-$15
Brett Bussard-$50
Mitsuhiro Sabu-$100
Eugene Ahn-$100
Drew Bienemann-$100
Andrew Wong-$25
Matt Skiba-$100
Karim Jetha-$5
Kanallakan Priscilla-$5
Murphy Fennel-$4
David Pereira-$132
Rob Meckstroth-$15
Mitsunori Sabu-$20
Michael Sosin-$10
Michael Daphin-$7
Kristi Reese-$20
Saddle Creek Records-$250
Thick Records-$250
Kung Fu Records-$150
Soundtek Studios-$250
Thomas Skiba-$500
Chulie Park-$150
Fly PR-$25
Marc Howlett-$200
Bob Walsh-$120
Julie and George Kent-$50
Sue Farwell-$100
Margaret Brenner-$25
Kwai Kong-$500
Audrey and Tom Gerraty-$200
James LaVigna-$100
Jeff Hsue-$100
Joseph Jerkens-$15
Jenny Choi-$200
Paul Weinacht-$50
Rachel Munyon-$35
Paul Jemison-$500
Elinor Towler-$5
Rhona Flanagan-$15
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!