The first day, the 25th, I went with a friend of mine, Jesse Dare, to Morrilton, and found a campsite just south of town. We got in about 50 miles that day, ish, starting at about 3 in the afternoon, going till 8 PM ish, and riding against a headwind. By the way, I have come to despise headwinds with a fair amount of passion. I've sworn at the wind on occasion. Just saying. Anyway, that day didn't end well, as my partner ended up sick that night, and his ankle, which has been broken for months, was still bothering him. For some reason biking 50 miles with weight didn't help. Go figure. So, we got a lift back that night.
Next day, though, I set out solo to get some more riding in. I loaded up again, and set out for Conway, AR, by way of Ola and Perryville. I started out at 10:30 AM and rode till 7:30 PM with several stops for food. I ended up riding 87.5 miles that day, which, looking back on, I feel kinda of proud of, especially since I had a trailer with me. I stayed that night with a friend of my mom's - Jim and Joyce King - and camped out right next to their pool. Definitely roughing it, I know. Check out the photos below.
|8-26-10; Camping out on the porch!|
|8-27-10; My gracious hosts, the Kings|