July 5 - Minden
Today went pretty smoothly, I had "Stilts" in my van because his bike is having some mechanical issues. It was fun to have some different company, and to really have some time to get to know one of the cyclists better.
While on the road we saw some people jumping out of planes and parachuting down. It was really cool!
On our way Cody racked in our van because he was having a migraine. It was also fun to hang out with him after he started feeling better. When we were getting close to Minden our van was stopped by a reporter, and she interviewed Cody.
Once in Minden we washed the vans, which desperately needed cleaned, and we then went to a sponsored dinner at Pizza Hut! It was delicious!
After dinner a group of us went to the movies and saw Ted 2. The movie was pretty stupid, but it was really fun to hang out, and be at a movie theater. It felt normal for a change which is uncommon on this trip.
We also had Tim a 65ish year old who is the Chapter Advisor for Kansas State with us because he is riding along tomorrow. He is a really awesome guy, he did Gear up Florida last year. It was a pleasure to meet him!
Since the theater was about 15 miles from Minden we also made a trip to the Walmart that was near the theater. Our Crew Chief needed supplies for breakfast so I went with him. Since it was just the two of us in the van on the way back to town we got a lot of time to talk. It was actually really fun!