Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Day 8 - Tues June 8 - Rest Day in Calgary!

"Reverse Oasis"
It's a weird feeling to wake up and know that we're going to be in the same place tonight. We went out for breakfast with Whitney, and spent the rest of the day doing all of the odds 'n ends that we don't have time to do when we're riding: airing out gear, laundry, tuning up our bikes, and replenishing supplies. We have eaten a truly remarkable amount of food so far on this trip. We knew we'd have to eat lots, and frequently, but we weren't expecting the shear volume. We find we often don't even feel hungry, we just start to feel sluggish and slow and after a snack bounce right back. In 7 days we've consumed: 1 bag of oatmeal, 1 jar of peanut butter, 1/2 jar of honey, 2 kg of trail mix, 1 kg of jelly beans, 7 apples, 7 bananas, 2 grapefruits, 5 bag salads, 12 bagels, a box of pasta, 3 jars of sauce, 2 McD's value meals, 2 Wendy's fries, 3 L of milk, 12 hotdogs and buns, a can of beans, a box of KD, a bag of carrots, a variety of baked goods (2 muffins, 2 croissants, 2 pizza buns, 6 doughnuts), a small block of cheese, 2 yogurts, a container of Gatorade powder, a box of oreos, a package of pepperettes, and some beef jerky. Unreal!!! It feels strange to not be riding, but our bodies (especially our joints) are grateful for the rest.
P.S. Thanks to everyone for the comments - it's great to know we have your support!
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  1. Hey Girls! Good to get your update and hear your travel tales. If you can't bike for a living you could become novelists! Are you out of bear country yet... let me know when I can get up off my knees (praying, that is)!
    Love you, Mom & Dad
    P.S. Watch for buffalo!

  2. Hi...just checked the weather radar and looks like you are in the rain again. Hope the wind is at your back. Ride safely, but continue to have fun...Love, Dad

  3. Hi:
    Sounds like you are doing great. Amazing to have a deer running with you while your riding.
    Awesome experiences you`ll have for a lifetime.
    Keep on peddling.
    Enjoy the moment.
    Ride safe.
    Aunt Trish

  4. YOU GIRLS ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Honestly. What an adventure. And you're done BC! THAT WAS FAST!!!!!! Keep it up ladies, W.O.W.

  5. Having breakfast and wondering how its going for you. Does it rain on the plain as much as it did in BC? Any speeding tickets yet?


  6. Hey Girls! What a great journey you are on. I am loving the pictures and posts. I can't wait to see what is next. I hope the rain lets up for you. Veronica it was good to read you weren't in the U-Haul. LOL Enjoy the journey of a lifetime. Love to both of you, Aunt Marie