The 6-week journey will be across the “southern transcontinental route”, covering southern sections of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and northern Florida. Arrival at the finish line in St. Augustine, FL is projected for April 10, 2010.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

El Paso, El Paso, El Paso

Hi all,
Well, we have made progress today--6 miles.  Yes, that is right.  6 miles is the total number of miles we have advanced toward the east since this morning.

The tale:  We did laundry before pulling out since the bikers were out of riding clothes. We left the RV park at 9:45 to take Dave and Mike out to the bike route to begin today's ride.  Mike drove the motorhome and commented on the noise from the front right wheel.  When we pulled over and got the bikes out, Dave took a look and said that the towing was very off and that the right front tire was wearing badly on the inside.  The left front tire had also started to wear.  The bikes went back into the trailer and it was decided to have it looked at here in a large city rather than try to find something out in the boonies.  Who can help us?  The second place we tried had the right size tires and so we had both left and right tires replaced.  This took three hours.  However they could not do the alignment.  Went to three places that couldn't do it.  The fourth place can do it tomorrow at 8 AM.  We are staying in El Paso another night 6 miles east of where we stayed last night and a much nicer place.  The guys are going to ride their bikes for about 20 miles on a loop road to make up some of the time lost today.  It is now 4:10 PM.

Paula and I will fix a baked potato, chicken, and salad supper while they are gone.  There is some frustration in the air!!!!!!!!!!!

You know what Dave says-----"It's not so bad!"

Our goal for tomorrow?  More than 6 miles!

Love and blessings,

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