Day 16-18 (Bullhead City, AZ to Baker, CA to Barstow, CA): . . Crossed from Arizona to Nevada to California. The heat was scorching. Quite thankful for shade or any drop of water we can find. Made a small detour to the Grand Canyon. Featured more pictures from there than the desert. Fighting cancer every mile. 👌🏽
“People who live in Brooklyn, normally aren’t good drivers...” -@steve__finley Along with my doc, @jmmackattack wrote some thoughts with beautiful words about her experience at Speed Project at @citiusmag. It’s a great read. Link in our bios.
DAY 17: Bullhead City, AZ to Baker, CA - 44 miles // Today was so hard but the people I rode with made it more than worth it. We ascended a 17 mile hill in 100 degree weather in the Mojave Desert but I never once questioned if I could do it. I knew I could because of the people around me - even though it took me nearly 3 hours. I felt so strong and empowered (until I started vomiting and had to sag out because of heat exhaustion) and am truly thankful for my teams support. We crossed into and out of Nevada and finally rolled into California with super cool biker headgear!! Then we camped for the first time and had a great team meeting sharing what the Texas 4000 mission meant to us and how we felt about the summer so far. Everyday I love this team and this mission more. I rode for Dona Roberson and her family.
Day 17: Bullhead City, AZ to Baker, CA - 65 miles /// Yesterday was a big big day because we crossed two more state borders!!! We were only in Nevada for a couple hours before hitting California!! It seems surreal to finally be in California, and I am still wrapping my mind around the fact that I BIKED here!!!! Yesterday was a good ride but very very hot, with the temperature getting up to 108 degrees! The hills were long and tough, but I got up with them the support of my spectacular teammates!! We ended the day by having our first camping night! I think that I can count on a single hand the number of times I have camped, but it actually wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be! We got a wonderful wake up call at 2:30 in the morning as the sprinkles went off and directly hit our tent!!! Overall it was a very successful day and I am especially thankful for sore legs because it is a testament to what my body is capable of!!!