February 20th, 2008

Ok, attempt number 2

I now have thicker, thorn-resistant tubes both front and rear: apparently the plant which produces the "goathead" thorns becomes common east of Phoenix, and if so that rather than the extra weight of the tent could explain the recent flats.

Flu symptoms are mostly gone, so that's another plus.

I seriously wish I'd done a series of loaded 100 miles rides to totally nail down my gear arrangement before leaving home though: that would have saved three days just so far.
Ok, attempt number 2

Made it!

I've successfully escaped the clutches of Safford, and am now in the town of "Three Way."
Made it!

Oh no!

A giant serpent of some kind is devouring the moon, despite the fact that you can still kinda see the eclipsed part! We must make noise and burn things that we actually need to induce the serpent to release the moon, hence freeing the moon to resume whatever humanity-centric activities we decided to expect of it.
Oh no!