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17.6.10

Can't sleep

I can't sleep so I thought I'd try to download some thoughts.

I felt a positive shift in the morale entire team tonight as John and
I finished our riding shift. We had been getting a little sloppy with
our communication and rider/crew transitions and everyone was getting
a little frustrated...each person realized that something needed to
change so the crew got together briefly and addressed the concerns and
will work to make our machine run more efficiently. We are riding fast
and feeling great so if we clean up our act just a bit we will be in
Annapolis in no time. We can taste the finish line and it tastes great!

11 comments:

matt said...

Dude, you guys are blowing my mind. I always knew you were a badass from our rides / TT races, but this is insane. keep on it, you can sleep the whole way back to California!

Matt

cmbryant said...

Try and get some sleep bro the faster you finsh the sooner you get to come home and see Aubrey and she cant wait to see you.

Becky and Chris Prater said...

Get some sleep and don't forget you've got fans that will pull you through this in spirit and prayers!! Prater's are spreading the word through out Chico and Chico CA is behind you!!

Bucduke said...

Not just Bad Ass......you're "Mach Loui". That's a Thai term meaning 'way beyond'. You 4 guys (and your Posse') are freakin' "BAD ASS MACH LOUI" You're bringing tears to my eyes you're so good.

troy said...

Keep up the great work ... Glad the "retooling " is doing the trick I'll continue to watch your posts especially in the wee hours , keep knocking down those miles like cord wood ...

Donovan said...

This ride is so symbolic of the FA struggle. It just you, your bike and road. Sure you got a sag wagon (like FARA/NAF/MDA) supporting you, but each day is something you have to come to terms with. And frustration is no stranger to ya, but you have learned to adapt and these traits are coming through as you guys are constantly adapting through this race. Your team is such an inspiration to us all. Keep the wind at your back!

Spinner said...

In the Bag! You 'all' are in my thoughts & prayers BIG time - GO, GO, GO!

Linda said...

Don't forget to pat yourselves on the back. You deserve it, BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!

Anne said...

I agree with Donovan. He said it so precisely. I recall a conversation you had with us a few months ago regarding your reaction to something that seems overwhelming or very hard. You said that is when you dig in and make it happen. Just like now and this race. You adapt, you persevere, you dig in and you will make this happen. The whole team and crew have been in my prayers since before you even left. Just wait until you have a chance to see all the comments from all over the country and even outside the US. You guys are such an inspiration and what you are doing to raise awareness is phenomenal. We will see you in Annapolis.

Allison D said...

You guys are doing fantastic. You have so many fans following you every step of the way who couldn't be prouder. You are an inspiration to us all. You can battle the rest of the way and achieve this monumental goal. We'll be waiting for you in Annapolis.

Amanda said...

Hang in there guys!!! You have already come so far and have tackled the hardest part. Like on the way back from Grass Valley, the rest is all downhill right? Just keep pedaling, just keep pedaling, (sing it to yourself like Dory in Finding Nemo)...

Tap into the energy we're all sending to you!!!!!