Thanks for all of the encouraging comments from our readers. On our day off, we thought we would answer even more of your postcards and letters.
Have you seen my wall again? Is it even more magnificent? Donald Trump, Mar-a-lago, FL
Yes. We saw your wall again when we crossed into Palomas, Mexico. It’s amazing that it got constructed so quickly.
Do you really get more sun on your right side than your left? George Hamilton, Hollywood
Yes, George we do. Because of the angle of the sun and the fact that we are usually traveling east, the sun predominantly stays to our right.
How do your butts feel? LL Cool J, Los Angeles
They hurt more on some days than others. Five hours on a bike saddle can be very uncomfortable!
Are you taking any drugs? Do you need any? Lance Armstrong, Austin, TX
So far all we have taken is the occasional ibuprofen. If you know of anything we can take to give us more energy on the climbs, please tell us, Lance.
Who does your laundry? Betty Crocker, Chicago
Every four or five days the laundry containers appear.
We sort our laundry, throw it in the buckets and eight hours later, folded clothes magically appear.
Have you seen billions and billions of stars? Carl Sagan, Mars
Two of our overnight cities, Rodeo, NM and where we are now, Marathon, TX, have been designated dark areas where astronomers bring their telescopes to look at the heavens. There are no city lights within 50 miles of here.
Have you seen any more weird things in your travels? Robert Ripley, Santa Rosa, CA
We are back on the bike seats again on Saturday. Coming up: we may have an “easy” day ahead on the tandem.