May 27, 1999
I awoke to a very cold morning and was glad
to have my long underwear and wool socks on inside my sleeping bag.
I stayed in my sleeping bag and attempted to write in my journal some.
The sun took awhile to warm up the area since I was shaded in the
thick green forest. I had some left knee pain last night and
it never bothered while riding at all. It woke me up a couple
times in the early morning but now it just has a slight ache, barely
noticeable. This is the same knee I had a problem with on the
trampoline and the one I injured prior to my journey. And of
course I've been plagued by knee pains in the past from all the running
I used to do and some left hip pain from that time in my life.
Biking is far less traumatic on the body.
After she left I continued my ride north
and thought. Arriving at Swan Lake National Forest Recreation
Area and campground at 7 pm, I rode in looking for a camp site.
There was a campout that charged me $10 to primitive camp here.
And there are no facilities at all! Nothing, no showers just
outhouses. What a rip off, I paid ten dollars for a very nice
campground with a very nice bathhouse back near Drummond, the "Good
Time Camping" campground. Oh well, I found an area near
the stream of cold glacial water near an open field. I leaned
my bike along some old gray logs then made a cozy little spot for
me to sit in the grass against one of the logs. There I wrote
in my journal and relaxed to the sound of the water and birds.
Wind - Calm
Today - 59.47 miles