Connect for the CURE

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Beasting our way into Nevada.


Day 4: What a DAY! Started riding at 8:30am from Barstow, CA and ended in Las Vegas, NV at 7:oopm. We made great time starting out as we traveled through Death Valley where it is 282ft. below sea level (the lowest elevation in North America). Our impeccable timing unfortunately could not last us throughout the whole trip as we came upon the first pass. We had lost the tail wind that brought us into Baker right before hitting the first pass, going approximately 8mph in the dead heat. As we muscled our way past the first pass on the I-15 (our first experince on a freeway!) we came across one last pass where a sudden tail wind came to the rescue and helped us get over the hill as we flew down into Primm Valley at a whopping speed of 39.1mph! As a team we gathered and discussed our options and unanimously voted to keep going and make our way to Las Vegas, a whole day earlier than scheduled. If you would've asked us if we could have made it over 130miles in one day in this type of weather we probably would have called ourselves crazy to even consider it. But through the power of prayer and a sweet tailwind we made it! As we got into Las Vegas Uncle David (Uncle Alfie) met us at The Grand View Resort where he checked us in for two (sweet) suite rooms. video blog coming soon. Prayers and support have got us through thus far as we thank all who have fallowed.
Press On,
Team Connect 4 the CURE
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10 comments:

chris said...

Sounds like it was a good day! Glad you made it through Death Valley and did not get lost on your way to Sin City.

Pedal Fast!

Andre said...

CONGRATULATIONS GUYS!!!

DUDE YOU GUYS A GONNA FLY THROUGH THE MIDWEST!!!

Matt I stand corrected...well wait...let's see if you LEAVE Vegas!!!;)-

Laura said...

You all are studs. I'm so proud of you all. Have fun in Vegas!!! :)

Jason said...

This blog is great! I love reading it everyday! Keep up the good work!

Uncle David said...

Was great greeting you guys on your arrival to Vegas...you looked great and were full of energy.

Get some rest and enjoy our 107 degrees today. Only 46 more days left!

katheryn said...

Way to go guys! Keep it up. Enjoy your days off.

Travis said...

It was awesome being able to meet up with you guys. Enjoy Vegas, but be careful : )

Ilene said...

So proud of all of you! I have read the blog every day. Love the updates!

kellie said...

Man... you boys are machines! So, SO proud! Sending love your way.

Steph said...

NUMBER 1... spreading the word already huh?? HAHAHA Love it! :)