July 29, 2009...
I am pedaling through the Nevada desert. Today I rode from Lovelock to Winnemucca (72 miles).
Two challenges today (besides staying hydrated!):
1. There are no trees in the Nevada desert. Finding shade is only a dream.
2. There was lots of road work, and my tires picked up road tar like you couldn't imagine. Scraping it off every few miles became a challenge in and of itself.
When life gets too "hot," "rest areas" seem non-existent, and "tar" starts impeding your progress, you've been given a chance to show your will and how bad you want your goal.
Rise to the moment.