This ride is in support of Typhoon Haiyan relief in the Philippines, where I served as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer 2011-2012. To make a direct, person-to-person donation to my host family in Calbayog City, or to survivors in Guiuan where the storm made landfall, please click the 'Donate' button in the right column. PayPal and credit cards accepted. I have included donation links for aid organizations providing relief as well. -Kyle
For the first 3 days, I kept feeling like each day was harder than the last. 100 miles a day is too many. I was making poor judgement calls, as I kept putting the clock before the experience and sometimes safety. After talking with people who care most about me, I've decided to slow down. Today I slept in a bit and enjoyed a hot breakfast, biked to Driskill and hiked the 20-minute trail to the summit, then got lost, which was wonderful. I got to talk with people and enjoy the hills. I'm now in Haynesville, LA. Just 4 miles south of the Arkansas border. I'm way behind schedule. But today was enjoyable, I hit a summit, and had Mexican for dinner while watching IronMan. Gonna cross into Arkansas in the morning. The plan for the rest of my tour is in flux right now. But strangers I met donated cash to the Philippines fundraiser. Whatever happens to my ride, the fundraiser is still
continuing. I'll explain more when I'm not on my flip phone.