[Road Brief] Day 34 — The Wind Is A Harsh Mistress

posted by Boris
Day 34 Map

Into Grand Island, Nebraska ... Almost Halfway

Day #34
Miles Covered Today: 80
Hours on The Road: 10.00 (including breaks)
Miles Traveled Since Beginning: 1,912
Where We Are: Grand Island, NE

Day Overview: Prior to getting on the road each day, as a part of the morning routine, we generally check on a few things. The weather by the hour, elevation charts for the route and now – especially in the Midwest – the direction of the wind. When you spend hours and hours outside every day, these little things – oftentimes inconsequential in our day-to-day lives – become really important on the road.

As soon as I got on the road and took one look at the grass, which direction it was leaning in and the angle of it – I had a feeling that it would be a tougher day than yesterday. The wind was strong and pervasive. The entire 80 miles today I was assaulted by it, with only a few brief time outs. It’s a shame that the prevailing winds blow from West to East — it would be great if we were headed in the opposite direction.

Just something to get used to I guess! Nearing the halfway point …

Next Scheduled Event: Denver, CO on Monday, May 21st. See full schedule of future stops.

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