Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Today, on the seventh day of their journey, Travis and Janna rested with the lovely ladies of the Marshall Seventh-day Adventist church near Sweetsprings, Missouri. The heroic pair is planning to attend church there tomorrow and then start riding again after potluck. Pray that the weather holds up and that they continue to meet amazing folks along the way willing to make their journey easier.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Janna and Travis had their first bike maintenance issue and had to go 20 miles off route today to make it to the closet bike shop which eded up being in Kansas City, MO. The issue was that Janna snapped her shifter cable and had to get a new one put on. They have taken off their studded tires and tomorrow that should help to speed things up. Janna dn Travis are sleeping in a park by the Missouri river and it's pretty chilly. Janna and Travis are behind schedule, but are planning on playing catch-up tomorrow.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
We received our first word from Janna on the tour!
After pedaling for exactly 7 hours and burning 1400 calories, Janna and Travis have made their first stop in Peru, Nebraska. With some snowy weather and the studded tires on their bikes slowing them down more than they had anticipated, they didn't get as far as they had hoped. But with over 100 lbs. of gear on their bikes, the 69.25 miles traveled today was quite a feat! The excitement that still remained in her voice after such a long day was a conquest in and of itself!
At one point, Janna said she was pedaling in her lowest gear when she said she lost a tad bit of momentum and had to put her foot down. Consequently, she had to get off her bike and take it on a nice 1/4 mile stroll up a "massive hill" (her words). :)
The trail they will be traveling on tomorrow is a rough trail with lots of gravel and bumps. It will be another long day with some rough terrain, but she still remains excited about the days to come! Hoping they have a warm and rested night tonight in their tent!
Stay tuned for more information as their bike tour continues! Thanks for all your support!