Thursday April 17
Today’s modest ride of 57 miles was met with the challenges of DOGS again..I lost track of how many times my buddy Twila and I were chased by all different types of dogs. Of course, to me they all looked like Cujo (remember the movie). Twila said I would be a good bike sprinter because I hear the first bark and my turbo bike pedals take over and I go into sprint/fear mode. I should have checked my heart rate monitor today I am sure there were lots of spikes!!!!
Most of our ride was again country back roads and I thought about how much of our country is just like this–farms, modest and very small houses, very removed from the life that I experience in the city of Newport News. We were passed by many trucks. They seem like the primary mode of transportation in this part of the country.
We are at an ok motel called Traveler’s Rest (catchy name, yes?) in Bogalusa, LA. One more night in LA and off to Mississippi. I have never been to Mississippi, so stay tuned …
Several of my bike buddies are touched by Alzheimer’s, with parents and other family members. I am honored that some have shared their stories. I hope this ride will help them know that people from coast to coast are working to find a cure and one day may we see a world without Alzheimer’s.
Fundraising totals to date: raised $8029 toward goal of $10,000
Thank you ALL for your support and prayers for safety !