Day 16: Hindman Rest

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Today was going to be a rest day as we all had stuff to fix on our bikes and Cooper hadn’t even had a day off yet! I make my way down to the patio to find Terry already sat consuming breakfast, David instantly presents me with a cup of Tea, cereal, cake, strawberries & cream, apples, bananas, grapes and just about everything else you could imagine. Cooper eventually joins us to the same astonishment and we sit for hours stuffing ourselves. It was a great idea to take a rest day in Hindman.

We all sit and work on our bikes in the blistering heat during the day. I struggle a few times to fix my tube from yesterday as the hole is right on a ridge line in the tube, then I notice the rear tyre on the bike has gone flat. This leaves me out of spare working tubes! I take it out check the tyre again for something sharp and can’t find anything. Maybe this tube has a faulty valve? Deal with it later.

After a stroll around sleepy Hindman we return to the house for a beer. David makes us all an amazing potatoe with grated cheese, sour cream and bacon bits followed by a huge banana and ice cream sundae. We sip away the night until the phone rings, another cyclist is coming for the night. Joe, 22 from Ohio turns up looking exhausted from a really long ride. I thought I packed light but he has hardly any baggage. We soon learn he didnt even start the trip with a sleeping bag. We are all heading for Booneville tomorrow so the gang has grown to 4.

One of the many fine treats David gave us.

9 Responses to “Day 16: Hindman Rest”

  1. Ben says:

    Boonville. Need I say more?

  2. Nate Dogg says:

    Holy moly that sundae makes me feel hungry! What a decent bloke to treat you punks like kings haha.

  3. mum says:

    Hi Rye,didnt like the sound of kentucky much, david seems to looked after you well though ,nice that your crowd getting bigger,it makes me feel a lot happier knowing your with others,hope you get your tyre sorted, great pics,thinking about you luv mum xxx

  4. Jack Stoddart says:

    And then there were four!

  5. Amy says:

    Sounds like your not gonna go hungry on this trip Rye! Glad your tent held out in the rain, Glastonbury at the end of the month so hoping mine does the same! x

  6. Mike Anderson says:

    Banana Sundae and Beer ?????

  7. Nelson Ham says:

    Hey Ryan, Nelson here from Day 5 @ Mellow Mushroom in Charlottesville. I’m just now getting around to checking out your blog, which lucky for me had an easy name to remember. I’ve really enjoyed reading your entries the past couple of days. Enjoy the countryside and keep up the blogging!

    Nelson Ham nsh4t@virginia.edu

  8. keith says:

    Hiya rye,Kentucky sounds pretty grim,nice to hear dogs did not get ya.Take it easy man.

  9. Greenman says:

    Loving the blog randell. world cup fever struck today. are you going to try watch the soccer match?

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My name is Ryan Anderson, in Summer 2010 I rode my bike across America. Starting on the east coast in Yorktown, VA and finishing in Florence, OR. Read more

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