Thank you for all your comments! We have been reading them to Gunnar when we pull up alongside him for transfers of water bottles, nutrition drinks, etc. Your encouraging words are helping push him forward through the Kansas plains. And for you readers in the States, if you want to post a comment, go to the end of the blog entry and there should be a section that says something like “kommentera” or “lägg till en kommentar.” If you click on that heading, you should be able to post your comments.
Gunnar pedalled through 20-mile-an-hour (9 m/s with gusts up to 18 m/s) side winds yesterday to Ford, Kansas. The heat during the day was up to 106 ° F or about 41 C. It cooled down to about 87 F after dark, but the hard side winds persisted through the night and were still blowing when he took off again at 6:15 this morning.
We’re in the RV barrelling down the highway to catch up to Gunnar before he reaches the halfway mark (1469.7 miles) about 23 miles east of Pratt. It’s 11:14 race time and it won’t be long before he has overcome yet another hurdle on his way to the finish line. We’ll be pulling out our Swedish and American flags to cheer him on, and know that you will also be celebrating with us. Heja GUNNAR!!!
We'll add some pictures later. Alice O.