Yesterday was in the top 5 of all time longest drives in one day. I’ve done some all nighters before from Topeka to the West and East coasts, but the drive from San Diego to Austin seemed to go on forever. It took me a little under 17 1/2 hours, which is averaging 76 mph with stops. Luckily the speed limits in Texas are 80 on the Interstates. I kind of lost it about 2 am Midwest time, but only had less than an hour left at that point.
So, with a super short nights sleep, I’m getting on my bike and riding the 20 miles over to the Austin Airport to pick up a rental car. I’m driving it back to Ann’s house, loading up my stuff, air mattress, clothes etc., that I need for the MS 150 this weekend, and then heading off to Houston. I need to go to the Marriott, drop off my stuff, then take the car back and ride back to the hotel. I don’t think I’m going to have any time to catch up on sleep today.
The ride is supposed to start at 6:45 am tomorrow. I don’t really see a great reason to head out that early if we have to ride less than 100 miles, but I guess I’ll go when everyone else takes off. I hope I don’t get sick from this hectic schedule. I know my body needed yesterday “off”, but it really wasn’t that off.
Okay, sorry about the boring day to day life posts recently, but that is all I got right now. I have to get riding. The ride to the Austin Airport is not a good one.
And Bromont’s different postions during the drive. He only got out a couple times. He is a very seasoned traveller.