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.