Sunday, March 20, 2011

Day 26 - Back on Schedule

Last night the crew got to go out to eat at Tre's in San Antonio and it was amazing. We also go to take a pic in front of The Alamo. We were gangster style though, Big E left the car running at the curb and we jumped out and took it! I'm pretty sure the guy that took the pic thought we were crazy. We have gotten to see a lot of cool stuff along the way, this is truly a once in a lifetime experience.

(From Cory) On that note let me take a moment to let all of you reading this know how hard our days have been. This is the hardest most painful thing either one of us have ever done. This past week has been the hardest but these moments create life long memories. Not a lot of people get to spend 4-6 hrs a day riding their bike with their best friend seeing the country at 12-20 mph. Jimmy has worked harder than I could ever have imagined, I'm so proud of him. Unless you have a SCI or have a family member with one you will never know how hard the simplest things can be. Also, even though he looks fully recovered in some pictures he still has a long way to go and he is working at it everyday. So please don't assume because we always try to smile for the camera that we are just out here having fun. We are working our asses off and trying to raise money for much needed research.

Today we are once again just going to get on the bikes and ride. We started outside San Antonio on the I-10 Freeway heading toward Houston. The wind isn't totally in our face today and Travis is here again to help us push the wind for Jimmy. The roads are actually good today so we put our heads down and went at it. It was pretty hot again on the I-10. It was 42 miles to where the bus was stopped for lunch, we made it there in 2 hrs and 40 min. Travis is helping a lot today. After lunch we are going to try the 90 again because we heard from a local that it has been repaved and the trees may offer up some shade from the sun and wind. We were going to try and make up the time we lost this past week to get back on schedule again. The 90 was surprisingly smooth well, at least the first 20 miles were. Then it just went to crap again. There were 2-3 inch gaps about every 20 feet. So once again we hit the I-10. After 5.5 hrs we rode 83 miles and were back on schedule. Thank you all for following us and supporting our cause.

JB & Cory
East Bound & Down

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