Sunday, July 6, 2008

Day 16 Sunday afternoon

From the GDR blog:
Simon called from Cuba at 11:45 a.m. Sunday. He said he couldn't find a pay phone in Abiquiu but he arrived about 5 p.m. Saturday. "Bit of a grunt over to here," he said. "But that's the last big hill of the ride." He was planning to hit the alternate route and shoot for Grants later today. He congratulated John Nobile "on taking it out," and said he hoped Geoff and David were feeling better and maybe even starting to think about next year.

The track south of Cuba through high desert [Source]

And the leader board:
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Cuba is 2,133 meters meters above sea level.

At Cuba, Simon had pedaled 3,130 kilometers and climbed 42,062 meters in just over 2 weeks (Mt Everest is 8,850 meters tall). It's 152 km to Grants including 2,438 meters climbing (Mt Taranaki is 2,518 m). Simon has averaged 2,628 m climbing per day.

The finish line is 870 km from Cuba, with 10,668 meters climbing.

The weather in Grants is currently: 31 °C, partly cloudy, wind 26 km/h from the SSW (which sounds like a head wind).

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