Day 33. Ludington to Mt. Pleasant Michigan. It was great getting a rest day yesterday. I needed it badly. Unfortunately, I guess that meant that I wasn't particularly tired when I tried to go to bed last night (very little cycling to tire me out yesterday – only 10 miles or so). I didn't fall asleep until 3:30AM, and I was up at 5:25AM. I don't know why I couldn't fall asleep. The hotel in Ludington was nothing special, but we've stayed in worse. I just couldn't go to sleep. Needless to say, 2 hours of sleep is not the best preparation for a 113 mile (185km) ride. I dragged myself out of bed, got dressed, and went downstairs for breakfast before 6AM.
Charles (Katie's father) from Asheville writes
"Umm... a little too much heat out there on the Great Plains?" It's good to hear from one of Katie's family members, at last. You've got a helluva kid there, Mr. (and Mrs.) Spear. As for me getting too much heat on the Great Plains, all I can tell you is that neither Wonderboy nor Senor Frumfrumm didn't feel it a bit. Not one little bit. We're all good here. Seriously. Now, I'm just about to cut up some bath towels and hand soap to make a salad in my room...
Glad to see Wonderboy is still with you. Look after him and keep up the great work!" Thank you Macker. Where's