Felix Wong Overcomes Mechanical Issues and Physical Conditions

Racer update about:
Hi Felix Wong. Calling at 10:34 Sunday July 6 from Cuba, that’s Cuba, NM. Yesterday was an awesome day, never mind that I had a number of things going against me. For example at one point in the afternoon my thermometer read 105 degrees. While I’m not sure how accurate that is, it was definitely hot. But that didn’t bother me at all as I’d much rather be riding in dry heat than 30 degree temps (can not hear rest of sentence). Mechanical problems. I had a flat tire. This time was the front. It was puncture. Delayed me about 25 minutes, because I had to fix my air pump that was malfunctioning. My rear shifter also is extremely hard to press so instead of using thumb I had use my whole palm. Lastly there was a humongous climb. The climb took about 5 ½ hours to go up. I was feeling phenomenal. Despite all the lava, rocks, I really enjoyed the climb. Managed to ride just over 100 miles yesterday. Today I was rewarded by a screaming descent .into Cuba. I’m really looking forward to all the pavement in front of me for the next 121 miles. One message for Kevin Hall. I just wanted to say Hello to him again. I encountered Simon from GDR in El Rito yesterday. He mentioned that he met you in Whitefish and even gave you a bike box so that made me think of you and I hope you and your family are well. Take care and I’ll talk to you later. (recorder time: 2008-07-06 11:38:49 EST)


Hard on the bike, hard on the body

Hey Felix - Glad to hear you are making good progress in NM! Just wanted to let you know that you were featured in two pictures last night at Cherie and Bruce's wedding. The photos were from one of the meals and also the hot tub in Monterey for Tori's b-day. Hope you have some serious food and hot tub plans when this race is over! Considering the amount of toll the route seems to be taking on everyone's bicycles, I can't even imagine the toll on the bodies! Keep both the bike and yourself in great running condition and will be tracking your dot until it is situated in Ft Collins again! - Michele

home-stretch now, baby!

When I left for Leadville you were sans cyclometer; I'm glad to see you are back on course and past your last major climb. Good luck the rest of the way and I hope to see you back in the Fort before too long! Stay cool; no really, try to stay cool!

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