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

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