This is Nevada(for hundreds
This is Utah...
We have calculated we can hold altogether about 3 1/2 gallons of water. I am telling you we could not drink enough these past few days. Cars stopped us to give us water, and we waved down some cars when we were cutting it close and everyone we stopped seemed to have just what we need. It's been a cool process to see The Lord provide exactly what we need. Water, some shade under the only tree for a hundred miles(Nevada is for the most part a hot, desolate state), rest when we can't push physically/mentally anymore, and new friends!
Yesterday we made it 70 miles into cedar city, Utah!
To give you and idea of the process of repairing a broken spoke, this is what it includes...(and don't worry if you get lost in the bike lingo, it took me a little bit to learn).....break spoke. Take off rear wheel. Take off casset(requires 3 tools which we recently bought). Deflate tube. Take off tire. Replace spoke nipple. Insert spoke correctly. Assemble everything back together. True wheel so it rotates correctly.
Needless to say its a time consuming process. But our new wheels are looking reeeeal good!
As you know, we like food. So off to Hong Kong Chinese buffet we went! This is where we met our new friend Margaret. Originally from Connecticut, lives in Colorado, but biking west touring alone and seeing where her adventure takes her. Living the dream for real. We have really enjoyed her company and companionship over this past day, we have been able to swap stories, laugh, and most importantly cry together(kidding). But seriously, awesome girl and super thankful we all got a chance to meet her.
Tom and Margaret eating BBQ. Word. Haha.
To sum up... Yesterday in a nutshell: Crossed into Utah, got to cedar city by 2ish, fixed bikes, ate till we couldn't, met Margaret, saw Monstars University, sang Ingrid Michaelson, rested. We need rest.