I’m doing the long-haul, left Silverthorne, Colorado on Monday and am now driving to Winona, Minnesota this morning. I have a dental appointment in Winona this afternoon.
I left Silverthorne pretty late on Monday afternoon, it was down pouring rain most the way to Denver. I had another deluge east of Denver and the driving was super slow. Then super late, in western Kansas, I was driving behind a truck and the truck through a retread. I tried to swerve but caught it with my left wheel and screwed up the underside of my Honda Insight. I stopped at a truck stop and got some bungee cords, Gorilla tape and mended the issues.
Man, it’s a big change riding in heat and humidity compared to the dry mountain air. It was nearly 100 in Topeka yesterday and I rode my normal two hours. My hip was a little less painful, which is a good sign. But, all this driving can’t be that great for it.
I’m heading up to Cable after the dentist appointment for a little downtime. It’s sort of funny, because the dentist I’m going to see in Winona just bought a cabin up there and is heading up there later this afternoon too. I hope the mosquitoes aren’t too bad.
Okay, first stop for coffee in Des Moines. This is going to be a long day.