Sunday, April 3, 2011

Day 42 & 43

Day 42 Lake Charles, LA to Crowley, LA

Yesterday we started the morning with a TV interview with KPLC, the local NBC Affiliate in Lake Charles, LA. Then we got on the road with Chad Canter and headed out on the 90. The first few miles of the day started out a little rough but quickly turned into smooth flat roads. The weather was a hot and humid 85 degrees. Hello Louisiana!! We had a great time riding with Chad, it's always good to ride with a local. Jimmy's elbow felt a little better today but his back and hip were starting to bother him because of the way he has to compensate for his left arm on the bike. We ended the day in Crowley, LA at 50 miles. We are hoping to put in some longer days as Jimmy's arm continues to get better.

Day 43 Crowley, LA to New Iberia, LA

It didn't take long for us to realize that there was no escaping the heat as we got hit in the face with it the moment we stepped out of the RV. The wind once again would not be our friend. The roads were nothing like the roads we were on yesterday. Jimmy couldn't find a comfortable spot on the bike because of the rough roads. Every bump and hole in the road felt like he was getting stabbed in the elbow. We were stopping every hour for a short break and to ice the arm. He was also having trouble stabilizing his bike in the crosswinds because he needed to be able to put more weight on his hurt arm. This all played a factor in us only being able to ride 44 miles in 3. 5 hours. Once again we are hoping tomorrow is better than today.

JB & Cory
East Bound & Down

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