Today has been a bit dull. To be honest I’m not overly upset about that given yesterday’s events but it does mean that this will be a short update. I also lost another hour today so it is already rather late.
Unlike last time, I knew the clocks would change as I crossed the state border but this did not make me move any faster this morning. In fact I left an hour later than anticipated… It wasn’t a particularly long day so it didn’t actually matter that much.
The reason for my current tardiness is that I have spent a rather long time this evening hacking away at my shoes with a penknife… Upon entering North Dakota, the road surface changed to one that evidently gets quite hot. When I stopped pedalling and briefly put my foot down, I noticed my shoe sticking to the road. Now I’m not 100% sure what it was but I think that the road melted the bottom of my shoes. Either way, I now have a very very thick rubbery substance coating the sole of my shoes and my pedals. (as well as a fair bit of debris that is now stuck to every surface). I have hopefully sorted the worst of it, but to did make the last 20 kilometres a bit ‘different’.
Distance: 96.1mph / 154.7km
Riding Time: 6:29:16
Av. Speed: 14.8mph / 23.8kph