Thursday, August 6, 2020

Day 6 Update

Chris texted:
Day 6. I got off to an early start, about 5:10 AM. Andy usually gives me a head start of about 45 min-1 hr start because he is faster than I am. We then usually meet around the 45-50 mile mark. I felt the best of any day. Stomach felt really good, I am not eating so much and it's making a big difference. I think I was putting too much energy crap in my body and it didn't like that! At about 30 miles in I ran into road closed because of a bridge out. I rode up to it and decided to trek through woods, briars and mud to get through to the other side. I was successful except some minor cuts and a lot of mud on my shoes!! The day did have more navigation problems. My GPS was giving me wrong directions or I missed a turn. (I may have missed a turn! 😂) so I ended up about 17 miles northeast of where we are camping. Not a bad thing, Ken picked me up in Amory, MS and brought me back to camp, he will then drop me off in the morning at the same point which is on our route. Andy made it to camp and will leave from camp in the morning from Aberdeen, MS. We will meet up somewhere in our route, hopefully. Did 71 miles and we have a total of 407 out of 1500 miles complete! Overall, a strong day. I have a light day tomorrow of 53 miles. 

Walking through the road detour 😂😂

Teri Lynne Mull posted on Facebook:
Day 6 ride is done and in the books!
The guys rode from Pickensville, Alabama to Aberdeen, Mississippi. Andy rode a total of 69 miles with a total elevation of 1,857 feet and Chris took a more scenic route and rode 72 miles with a total elevation of 2000 feet.
Today was interesting to say the least! Andy rode on a gravel road for way too long to be considered a bike route, was chased by a pack of dogs and was bitten by one (he’s okay and no blood was drawn, despite the dogs best effort), and Chris took an alternative route that took him across a bridge to the opposite side of the river! Ken was a hero again keeping the guys on track and is showing up at the perfect time throughout the rides to provide much need support and rocket fuel!
I’ll update more as the day progresses, but there is a lot going on here at the home front and I thought I’d try the summary a little earlier than usual today.

All of these miles from the Gulf of Mexico to the shores of Lake Erie are not just for Andy and Chris' health. They are raising money for prostate cancer awareness. Use this donate button below to help Andy and Chris with their goals raising awareness. Every penny helps. Thank you.

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