Day 8, Recovery Day #TransAmRide4TBI 7/16/17

We decided to sleep in, and a shorter day were deserved after the day 7 ride we had. Plus we weren’t expecting our wheels back until around 10:30. We had earned some rest. 
To our surprise our wheels were already at hotel when we woke (thanks Bob, you are the best!). We still took our time eating and getting ready though. We were mentally and physically tired and in no hurry. 

We did eventually get on the road though and just easily spun away the miles. We rode across same canyon as night before, but further east. It was just as beautiful, and this time I had my camera and got a couple of pics. 

The day was pretty uneventful, but the scenery made up for it. Our legs and mind were enjoying the relaxed pace with a shorter goal on the day. 

Around lunch time we stopped in a small town. We decided to just cook up some noodles and relax a bit. There wasn’t much there, but we found a nice little spot in front a church with some shade. Didn’t take long to break out cook gear and start water heating. 

Before we had the water to a boil one of the members of the church, who lived next to it, walked by us and asked us if we needed water or anything. She helped Jr fill out water bottles, and offered to let us use bathroom. She even gave us a bag of fresh snap peas from her garden (they were delishious! We ate half there and other half as soon as we finished riding for the day. What a great, thanks Drew!).

After lunch, we cleaned up, packed up, and got back on the road. We had a vague goal of 60-70 miles, and were in no hurry. 
The rest of the afternoon the miles rolled by effortlessly. It was exactly what we needed. We eventually reached Albion, ID. Where we took a short rest break. 

After about 30min we went to local gas station, bought some beer and munchies and left town to find a place to camp. We weren’t finding anything we liked, but finally after 67mi of riding, we did find the spot….

#TransAmRide4TBI 3600mi for #TraumaticBrainInjury #TBI 

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About Douglas Sawyer, MS, ATC

I am an athletic trainer who is also a very avid athlete. My first love is running, but I also love cycling and triathlons and many other activities. I'm not a swimmer though, I just don't drown for 2.4 miles... As a athletic trainer I work with sports injuries. I currently work at a school with athletes in 7th-12th grade in a wide variety of sports. I can be found on twitter at two different names: @IronmanLongRunr - where I tweet about run, bike, tri, & more @Longrunr - where I tweet about athletic training
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