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Old 09-20-2010, 12:17 PM   #3
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Location: Out of Prison
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Day 1

Day 1

I was up till after midnight trying to finish stuffing everything into it's place.

Finally got the DR loaded and ready to leave my home in Madras at 7:15am

Quick slab to Terrebonne when I waited just a few minutes for Mark to arrive:

Then more slab to Walmart because the night before I couldn't find the bite piece to my Camelback. Ran in bought the bite piece, water and raced back to the bike only to find the bite piece wouldn't work with my tube . Back into Walmart to buy the entire water bladder, while Mark calls Jonathan to let him know we're running late.

Quickly fill the new bladder, jump on the bike and head out. Only to realize that I am so stoked I forgot to fasten my helmet. As I stopped once again I was wondering if Mark was asking himself what he had gotten into.

Slab it to Jonathan's near Tumalo. Leave his place within a few minutes. 5 miles down the road Jonathan pulls over. He forgot his cash and has to run back to his house.

Man this is starting out ridiculous but hopefully we have our jitters out of the way. Finally hit the dirt:
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