The Great Pains & Accuracy Tour

beedge - 10:40am Jun 1, 2001 EST
Barrett Golding

L&C's men pulled the boats up the Missouri from shore, using toe-lines:

May 31, 1805 Meriwether Lewis
The obstructions of rocky points and riffles still continue as yesterday; at those places the men are compelled to be in the water even to their armpits, and the water is yet very cold, and so frequent are those point[s] that they are one fourth of their time in the water, added to this the banks and bluffs along which they are obliged to pass are so slippery and the mud so tenacious that they are unable to wear their mockersons, and in that situation draging the heavy burthen of a canoe and walking acasionally for several hundred yards over the sharp fragments of rocks which tumble from the clifts and garnish the borders of the river; in short their labour is incredibly painfull and great, yet those faithfull fellows bear it without a murmur

our Labour will be less Incredibly Painfull and Great.
we plan on averaging 60miles/day on road bikes,
which, most days, will not be hard.

i've noticed from past bike trips, tho, that i get most of my recording done
on days when we travel 0 miles, ya know, the off days.
so we're planning on taking 2 days a week off,
and spending at least one of those in a motel.
i'm also optimizing both gear and gear storage
for quick set-up; more on that in a future post.

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