Garry McGivern’s bike-ride to Australia-and-beyond Saturday, 2nd-June-2012 Duchesne to Vernal. 57 miles. Short ride today after picking up a puncture. I’d just stopped for something to eat at lunchtime. When I came back out, my back tyre was flat. Bit of a pain, but nothing major, and let’s face it, considering the miles that I’ve done, I’ve not had that many.
The puncture didn’t take long to fix, and I was soon on my way. After half a mile, I changed direction and headed into a strong headwind. I continued for a while, but this was hard going. In front of me, I could see thick black clouds approaching. Deciding that this was hard going and looking at the clouds, I turned around and headed back into town. Maybe that puncture was an omen, and I should stop.
Despite it getting very dark, it never really came to much. We had a few spots of rain, which were rather big and there was plenty of lightning in the distance! I think we must have been on the edge of the storm.
Not a good end to the day; I managed to snap one of my crowns while eating supper. And I was only eating chips! The worse thing about it is that it’s right at the front of my mouth! I look like a right numpty now!
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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