Hello Nebraska!

Trip Start May 19, 2010
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Trip End Jul 24, 2010


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Monday, June 21, 2010

Today was a very long, but good day. We left Wray, CO this morning around 7 AM after having a really good breakfast provided by the local American Legion. The local VFW had also donated a steak dinner the night before, so it made my job a lot easier. It slightly made up for our scary hotel conditions too, After breakfast, Jeremy drove the 95 miles to McCook, stopping only once so I could get my picture with the Nebraska sign. (I also took one with the Colorado sign since I missed it before, but I am just going to pretend that it was two different days haha) I talked to one of the riders, Frosty, for the majority of the day. He gave me all of his pictures too, some of which I added to my blog if you want to check them out. He hasn't been able to ride for awhile because his other leg (the real one) has been causing him a lot of problems. He is at the point where he might have to become a double amputee. He keeps a surprisingly positive attitude about it though considering. All of these riders know sacrifice and pain which I believe keeps them going everyday.
Once we got to McCook, we dropped off the bags, made a quick stop to the post office and then we were on our way back. We met up with them at the lunch stop at the local American Legion. They had a really good lunch set out plus the chance to get into some air conditioning was amazing. I snoozed a little in the car while we waited for Chief, our film guy, to come back from his airplane ride. He was lucky enough to get a local to take him up for some aerial shots. I then hopped over to the Beast (our other shuttle van) and rode with Amber, Devin and Eric back to McCook to set up rooms. The hotel staff here is awesome and the woman at the front desk was super friendly. The local agent was also amazing and provided the riders with fresh fruit, drinks and power bars when they arrived along with some homemade pies for desert. It was much appreciated too considering that we had to eat at the KFC/Taco Bell/Pizza Hut for dinner. Yuck!
Tomorrow is almost 80 miles to Holderege, NE with what looks like no major hills. I'm looking forward to the day after tomorrow though, because I am going to ride Brian's tandem bicycle with him for the 50 miles to Hastings. I hope I can do it!
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