The bicycle race across America is creeping by our farm again. It seems like they are dead tired when they pedal up our hill past our place.
I saw a camper van turn onto our road this morning and motioned them onto our driveways. The team was from Germany and they were trying to figure out where to meet their cyclist. One competitor was from Cologne and the camper driver from Hamburg. We talked long enough to discuss my German background from the Black Forest. A third was asleep in the back of the van. The plates said Washington on it so they must have rented it on the West Coast.
The winner already made it to the Atlantic Ocean in Maryland in record time. He averaged 15.5 MPH coast to coast! That is pretty good for a bicycle. These guys and gals are serious cyclists and are lean and mean.
I need to do some cycling myself but haven't been able to convince myself to do it. I am thankful I can still walk and I can't even do that as far as I used to.
It's time for me to start racing across America doing crop scouting and consulting. I don't have as much planned as last year when we traveled across Canada. Many of the beautiful places we saw are currently flooded.
I posted a picture from AgTalk onto my Facebook account where they were rescuing people in the grain bin of a Massey combine near Calgary.
That was something else.