Urban thrill seekers at #rebel race
Day 4 Monday may 28th, I got up at 6am, writtin on my blog and getting ready for my ride I will be out by 8 and ride for every 20 miles and met Edwin and tj at 20 miles marks only useing google maps for this ride. I will keep you guys with up dates every night and on facebook.
Day 4 continued, I got up pretty early and ready for this morning so I could have time to prepare the map and route for today. Last night it was thundering, and pouring outside so this morning looked very foggy and the ground was a bit wet too. I got into an argument with my son Edwin but I think it was cause I was still all messed up on what happened to vasil, so I had to learn to relax and focus and have some fun on this ride. So i started my ride from the hotel, I when up the side roads until I hit 45 west, until 144 north. 45 west was great for the first 25 to 30 miles after that it was up the mountain, and man! it got up and up and up the temperature was over and the sun was beating on me like it was no tomorrow, half way to 3/4th of the mountain I had to get off my bike and walk the rest. This mountain was a constant incline for a few miles, I think! Lol. It seems like it was forever while walking this mountain my calf were so pumps I already drank all of my water and almost reaching empty with my Gatorade bottle.
At the top of the mountain Edwin and TJ were waiting for me because they found a cool place to take a pic! Thank god! Lol You guys have no idea how happy I was they stopped there!!! Remember I’m not a professional biker and I respect the bikers now more than ever, this sport it is a beautiful sport and just as dangerous and strenuous as any extreme sport… it is a pure work out, I must have burned a few hundred to a few thousands calories today.
Once I hit 144 north I when back towards 80 west and before hitting 80west I got picked up by Edwin and TJ so we could find a hotel along route 80 west, and take a rest and called it the day of day 4. Im not sure how many miles I was able to out in today, the best way is to stay on one road and not take so many side streets. Now we are in the hotel, Edwin and tj when to get Chinese food and we are watching river monsters. Tomorrow we should be out of PA, I hope so, PA is all mountains and man! PA is rough. A couple of times I gotten lost and had Edwin and TJ picking me up to get back to track, the biggest problem we ran into is that many places in PA have no signal. So I had no GPS no phone so before I leave Edwin and TJ we make a game plan on what route I will stay just in case anything happened they know where to find me.
Once I get back to New York I know I could at least 100 miles tour not win but I know I could finish it.
Well this is it for day 4 the Chinese food is here, thank good!!!! Lol
This ride would’ve been an amazing reality tv show!!! We have run into so many wild and crazy things in the last few days.
due to last nights storm the internet is out, so i had to drive to mcdonals to post this journal
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Sunday may 27th day 3, Vasil woke up and he was talking, at about 630 am, he was able to recognize people and have small conversation, still had his sense of humor with him. On meds for the pain but he knew what happened to him. I thought about all night whether I should finish the bike tour or not. I called someone the night of the accident and her first words were YOU ARE GOING TO FINISH IT RIGHT? So while waiting to find out news about vasil, I couldn’t decide, and every time I closed my eyes I could see my friends face when I first found him on the floor. So when I hear he woke up it was an answer to me, just make sure he was ok and finish what we set out to do. I told his sister Julie I will continued the bike tour, she said it was ok. So I called my son Edwin to come and follow me while I did this ride, and let’s make it like a road trip, Edwin took a while he when out and got one of his friends to come with him in one of our famous road trips!!! To finish this bike tour I wanted to have a little more control and stick to a plan because too many things already have gone wrong and we almost lost a life for it. So Edwin got back to me and got his friend tj to come with him. They picked me up at the hospital, we were pretty much off track, so we got pizza hut and made a plan with them. Get a hotel for the night and I will reset a new road route, pack different and meet them every 20 miles at a certain point, follow google maps for bike, and ride about 60 to 80 miles per day if I can. Also my self and vasil are grown man and we know the good and bad about extreme sports and we love what we do and if we could do this until we die I know we will. We are doing this bike tour for a few reasons
- to set our personal challenge to the next level
- To raise money and awareness for non-profit organization and help our communities this particular event is YAI
- To establish the long bike tour on the east coast
- And to show that anything can be done with dedication and motivation
Vasil will be out of commission from doing extreme sports for a little while but the best things about myself and vasil is that we are not just the guys who do the events but also the business minds behind every event we do.