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Day 3 and 4

Sorry about the misinformation given last night. Chris has not reached the 3rd check point yet. He is still “hauling ass”. Yesterday was a 22 hour ride. He was able to sleep for about 4-5 hours (“froze his ass off”). 8:15am: Taos New Mexico. Between 1st and 3rd place.

To Cheri: While in Key West, Chris and I met two characters: Craig and Randy. Craig told us the story about the moose in the backyard. I thought you’d like to see his picture. Chris wants to know how they are doing and where they are.

13 thoughts on “Day 3 and 4”

  1. Now that they have hit the mountains the XR1200 under Chris’ command should really start to show its stuff. Knee dragging and twisties…..both Chris and the XR are made for it.

    Go Chris! Go!

    p.s GPS must be down again

    1. That GPS is a pain. When I spoke to Chris at 8:00 am , it looked like it was working. I just texted him so he can reset it AGAIN.

  2. Actually, it was Carl and Randy. My husband is Carl…..he is doing o.k…..they are a day behind Chris….just now entering N.M… Randy had some bike problems…I think Carls more motivated than Randy (do not repeat!:) ) and would almost break away if possibe, unless he could light a bigger fire under him!! His spirits are good, but would like to push through a bit more. Yes, we came home to a Moose in our “fenced in” back yard a couple weeks ago, Crazy!! Can’t wait to hear they have arrived safe and sound!

    1. Carl!!!! that’s right, I got stuck with Craigs’ name because we were at an Outback having dinner, and Chris introduced Carl as Craig to the waiter, even though your husband corrected mine, my little brain was still stuck on the wrong name. Sorry…Thanks for the update, I’ll tell Chris. Also, responding to your other comment. I don’t know what to think about, I told Chris not to rely so much on info from other people, they are obviously ruling for other ridders. Chris has lots of experience in long distance rides. He rides fast and sleeps very little, but the problem this time is that the bike he is ridding only has a 3.5 gallon tank, so he has to stop to refuel twice as often as the other guys…so it is possible that someone could be ahead, but that far? I am not sure…

  3. I am having a great time tracking Chris’ progress. It seems he is doing a great job. Are we sure the next checkpoint in in Wyoming??? I looks like he is heading toward the Grand Canyon.

    I wish I were on the road too!

    1. The next check point is Rock Springs WY. They do not ride directly to the check points, they take detours, lots of them. From the last check point in Southaven MS to Rock Springs, it is a 1,363 mile ride, but according to the Hoka Hey map it is going to be about 2,700 miles.

  4. OK, I am that good in Maths that when I think about it for a few minutes, I can find only one number between 1st and 3rd –> 2nd ^_^ Am I a genius or what? 😛 (Just kidding!) So seriously, Chris starts to have a real advantage on the race now. He’ll get even more and more serious as he gets closer to Canada and Alaska 🙂 His experience should pay in the long run 😉 That is sooooo cool!!

    Cheer up mate! We’re all with ya!!! 😀

    1. Between 1st and 3rd place meaning that sometimes he is first, then gets passed when he sleeps/pumps gas, so then becomes third, haul ass and becomes 1st again or 2nd…and the cycle continues…

  5. Hey if you get contact from chris i was wondering if dj is still with him . i had to turn and head home had some unfortunate circumstances happen with my truck family was driving home from the keys, I hooked up with chris about midway to the second ckpoint and we were all in the frnt pack at the second check point, all 3 of us left made it down the road got some sleep , (Mosquitos were relentless) I think i heard chris say he almost lost it to those little flying needles, I hated to turn but im glad i did make it to 2nd ckpoint in a good position, I d hope to do another challenge with him again someday . Chris Glover Hoka Hey #238

    1. The last I heard DJ was still with Chris. Sorry to hear that you had to turn around…you must be the other guy from GA Chris was talking about. Thanks for ridding with him, I felt better knowing that he was not alone in case something happened.

  6. I am sure you are correct, but based on his GPS tracking he is now closer to Mexico then he is to Wyoming!

    I guess all we can do is keep watching. Keep it up Chris!

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