Bicycle Journey Progress

The journey begins on April 5th and ends on June 20, 2012

Ride Progress: COMPLETE!
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sexta-feira, 1 de junho de 2012

Day 48 – 05/20/2012 – Winslow, AZ

Due to the large amount of miles covered in the previous days we decided to make take it easy this day and ride just about forty miles to a nearby city called Winslow. We got out of the hotel late and, as before hitting the road, we stopped by a gas station to get more water and a few energy bars.

On our way out of the city we saw many petrified wood logs decorating all kinds of stores and gas stations. Clearly, petrified wood was common in that area and we wanted to find some. They had a few to sell on local stores, but we wanted to collect our own.


The day was very hot and dry. Moving forward was hard but bearable. We entered I-40 shoulder space, but it was all scrapped with wholes and bumps all over. We rode about 10 miles very slowly under those conditions.


After about seven miles riding in the interstate we saw a piece of petrified wood on the side of the road and decided to stop and look for more. As it turns out we found many little pieces of petrified wood in that area. We spent about fifty minutes there under the hot sun looking for petrified wood and other uncommon stones, and then decided to take some with us.


Again we were riding slowly in the bumpy shoulders of the interstate and then saw the entrance to the Old Highway 66. We decided to get out of the interstate and ride in the small highway instead.
After about fifteen miles we stopped and had some chocolate milk to recover from the hot sun. We also took chocolate milk and two donuts with us.


After about twenty five miles we stopped under a bridge to eat our donuts and drink the milk, and then proceeded to Winslow. We quickly found a Walmart where my uncle changed his bicycle seat by a better one, then then headed to a hotel.


Since we arrived early we had time to rest, but the Wi-Fi connection didn’t work so no site updates that day. We had dinner and prepared to sleep early due to the fact we had a long haul in mind for the next day.