Garry McGivern’s bike-ride to Australia-and-beyond Friday, 25th-May-2012 Eureka to Ely. 78 miles. It was cold this morning, with one thermometer saying it was minus three. There’s been a cold wind. And it’s not really warmed up all day.
It’s been a pretty uneventful ride today, with some long straight roads. And for the last twenty miles, I was riding into gale-force winds. I was glad to finish today and get out of that wind. It was also nice to have a warming shower.
So much for all the motels being full here in Ely. All the motels that I passed had signs up saying vacancies as I cycled in. I’m pretty sure some of them were ones I’d tried last night as well.
Chinese for dinner tonight, which made a pleasant change from burgers! I have noticed one thing in America, which is quite a good idea. If you don’t finish all of your meal, they ask if you want a box to take it home in! That doesn’t happen in my case. There’s never anything left on my plate!
Don’t forget the main reason behind my ride. I want to raise as much money for cancer research charities as possible. After my wife, Josie, died of breast cancer in 2007, aged only 42. Even the smallest donation helps. You can donate to Cancer Research UK or the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation. Click on either one to donate. Every little bit helps to rid the world of this cruel disease.
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