Felix Wong has a Rough Time coming into Platoro

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Hi this is Felix Wong calling at 12:39 on Thursday, July 3rd from Platoro, CO. I've had some great days in the race and I've had some bad days. You can definitely classify yesterday as one of the latter. First there was Indiana Pass. My legs weren't there. It was a very long climb, very steep, but worse once I got near the top of the climb a storm rolled on through. It was pouring with freezing rain. Within an hour even though I put on all my clothing, I became very hypothermic. My teeth were chattering. My hands were completely numb. I couldn't operate the shifters or brakes and it was still four hours to Platoro. By 6pm, I was doing so poorly, shivering so badly, that I decided that all I could do was pull over, set up my tent right away and crawl into my sleeping bag. So yesterday was a really short day and even though I went to bed early it was restless night for me. All of my clothing was wet. Because I have a down sleeping bag, I had to strip off all of my clothes, sleep in the sleeping bag naked and it was cold in the sleeping bag. the sleeping bag was slightly wet. Any time some of the freezing cold air would get into the sleeping bag, I would freeze. Consequently, I also had a late start this morning. I was just not willing to endure another cold morning in wet clothing. So I started late. I got to Platoro. It started raining about 20-30 minutes ago. Fortunately, its not raining hard now. I hope it passes through. I looks pretty gray up there. I'm pretty demoralized I have say but I’m almost to NM.. There is just one more week hopefully to go. I hear Matt Lee finished last night. Congratulations to him. I hope to be done within the week myself, but I realize that there is a lot that can happen in the 744 miles I have to go. I'll talk to you later. Take care. (recorder time: 2008-07-03 13:43:46 EST)


Keep Pushing!!

You're almost there - crossing Indiana Pass means it's all downhill to Mexico - right?? :)

Felix, Hang Tough!

Felix, Sounds like a tough day, but it's past now. keep focused on the present, solving problems and the future will take care of itself. You will finish You have the stuff to finish! --Tom Perry from Flagg Ranch meeting.

Keep your head up!

It's easy to say from a computer keyboard thousands of miles away, I know but try to remember that tough days are just that - days. In the end you'll have accomplished something that few will even attempt and that will last forever.

Keep your head up, your shorts dry (as possible) and keep that front wheel pointed towards AW.

You CAN do it Felix!!!

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