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 49 – 05/21/2012 – Flagstaff, AZ

This day we had in mind going to Williams, AZ. But the strong winds, high temperatures and dry air ended up changing our plans.

As soon as we left Holbrook we entered the I-40 Service Road. The hot sun started affecting us immediately, and we were not able to move too fast. The winds were against us as well, so every mile was hard and took a long time to cover. About seventeen miles we entered a rest area. There my uncle discovered a flat tire, so we took the time to fix it.


We knew there was a gas station a few miles down the road, so we didn’t stop in the rest area for too long. Unfortunately, as soon as we left the rest area my uncle’s front tire was flat again. This time we had no shade, so we had to fix it under the burning sun.


Once we arrived in the gas station we bought a coffee and took a few minutes to call Brazil. There was no way to place our bikes inside the store so we had our coffees and rested outside, under the shade of a small tree.


For the next few hours we kept moving forward slower than we would like. We then saw a large twister on the side of the road sucking up dirt. We stopped and caught it on video. Thankfully It was not coming in our direction, so we were able to observe it without trouble.


The rest of the way was fairly uneventful. When we arrived in Flagstaff it was almost twilight time. We were so tired of riding against the wind that we decided to stay there for the night, and the take the scenic route to the Grand Canyon from there instead of going to Williams. We went to Walmart to buy food and then headed to a cheap hotel nearby.