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Written by Bill Wagner   
Tuesday, 03 August 2010 15:39
Day 35--30 Miles 

Now that's the kind of mileage I could get used to, then again, I'd still be in NM for Halloween at that rate!

A nice slow day with a slow start. Yesterdays Monsoon drama left me cold, wet and exhausted. It was beyond 'nice' to get a hot shower and sleep under a roof. It took considerable effort to get me and the bike cleaned up. When backpacking the rain is still a drag but this bike-packing thing makes it even more challenging and cumbersome. there are many parts of the bike that just don't do too well if clogged up with mud and grime. the body can go on pretty well dirty and wet but the bike is a bit more picky.

today's entry comes to you from inside my cozy 1-person tent as the rain in Colorado continues daily and this one has been steady for over two hours. But I feel fine in here and still can't get over this modern technology. Typing at 7300 feet inside while it pours out. My mileage was low mostly because I'm meeting an old friend from my AT hike tomorrow in Silverthorne and did't want the cost of another hotel. It's actually nice to be in my tent in the woods, no real sacrifice for me. I ate the "special" at the local grocery and was off again back on the ride. Why does my bladder wait until it starts to rain again really hard...

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