(Today I have access to the hotel computer, so I’m giving Soma a break on taking dictation…)
I lucked out yesterday… I arrived in Piedmont, AL, and was safely in my hotel room when the rain started at around 12:45 pm Central time. One Bullet dodged.
Later I went to get some food and supplies, and was in bed with lights out at 9 pm. It was raining heavily by then, and continued to pour all night.
This morning I awoke and checked my phone… a little after 8 am. I roused myself out of bed, washed up, and got dressed and ready to go get breakfast. It was then I noticed that it was still dark out and still raining. I thought to myself “Gee, I wonder why Alabama weather is so strange!”
Turns out I was the strange one . . . there is a crack on the left side of my phone glass screen, and I saw the “3″ as an “8″. . . it was actually around 3 o’clock in the morning when I got up!!
Ooops! . . . got hit by a (rubber) bullet!
I Felt a bit embarrassed (especially knowing I’d have to blog about it!), I promptly jumped out of my clothes and back into bed for a few more hours….
The rain stopped shortly after sunrise, so the ride was nice enough… another bullet dodged, but another was soon incoming . . . it started getting colder and colder as the day went on!
As before, I made stops about every 3 miles to rest my sore crotch and catch my breath, and reached the GA-AL border around 1 pm CT (2 pm ET). A couple of hours later I pulled into Cedartown, and was checked into my hotel by 4:30.
This is the same hotel where I burned my socks . . . so I asked to see if they had a dryer I could use. They didn’t.
I’m microwaving my wet clothes again . . . but this time I’m watching them very carefully!
I’m not looking forward to tomorrow – a unicycle ride in 20-degree weather is not fun, although I’m more worried about the shrinking and expanding metal and materials in my cycle, and a possible breakdown. The BIG news, however, is that I will cross the 1000 mile mark for the year (once I get past Rockmart)!!
Mileage update: 100.4 miles from Smyrna to Anniston. Since leaving Anniston, I’ve logged about 47 miles.
Total mileage on the trip to date: 147.4.
Total mileage for 2014 to date: 980 (est.)
Keep your fingers crossed that all goes as scheduled . . . if so I will arrive at the zero mile marker at Marvell Road in Smyna at 1 pm on Wednesday! SO looking forward to seeing everyone and finally giving my body a rest!
Pls share – xxoooxxxooo