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Monday, April 30, 2012

Day 7: Marana, AZ to Dragoon Rd., AZ

Today was hard. We were biking for 12 hours and only made it 96 miles... Matt and I each got a flat! Matt's was about three hours into the ride when we were passing through Tucson so we went to a bike shop nearby to get it fixed. Mine was about an hour before the end of our ride today. Matt was a sweetheart and let me ride his bike and he hopped onto the Bianchi. Now that we're in the motel, Matt's working on fixing my tire.

As you can see in some of the pictures, I wore my homemade "leg sleeves" today and it helped my legs from getting burned. (They are soccer socks I brought on the trip, and I cut the toes off so I could pull them up over my thighs.)

Matt's best for the day was seeing a huge black snake in the middle of the road! ...But then he realized that is was probably just part of a car tire :)

I'll cheat a little bit for my best because it didn't really have to do with the ride today, but it was hearing from my little sister Ashley that she got a 34 on the ACT!! Amazing! My family is so cool.


  1. Wow! I think your amazing just like your grandparents. GANBATTE!

    1. Thanks Sister Baird! On our trip Grandma Gina has told us stories of you. Thank you for being so good to her and for your example! Our whole family thinks you're amazing!

  2. I told both Brittni and Brian that you've embarked on this adventure...I thought I'd forward on their comments to you. Good luck with everything. You guys are amazing!!

    Amber and Matt are biking across America? wow. She was telling me about that when Britt, Angi and I did a triple date before my mission. Hopefully that goes well for them! how cool.

    Amber and Matt Lebaron are doing the Bike Across America?! Please tell them that I think they are some of the COOLEST people in the world. :) How awesome.

    1. Wow, thanks for posting this and for passing on our news to Brian and Brittni! It's cute how similar their comments are :) Matt and I think the world of your family!