- 7AM 5 Units
- 9:15PM: 6 Units
- 7AM 5 Units
- 7PM: 4 Units
- Egg Burrito
- Cliff Bar Chewies
- Delicous Food prepared in the Tigua Kitchen; kale salad, squash, and many other yummy dishes which were Diabetes friendly
- Now best Salad ever!
The day's ride:
Well it eventually had to happen. First day where I took some time off in the AM. Been riding every day since the 18th, event in the middle of the day, long days and lots of catching up to do on a lot of fronts.
Today I had the opportunity to go to the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Clinic which serves the medical needs of the Tigua Native American Population. Miriam and the staff at the Pueblo welcomed Ben and I. Once we were signed in Miriam told us about the community, the medical services and specifically the diabetes community here at the Pueblo. There was a staff meeting and I was asked to share about myself, about the ride and to thank them for all the hard work they are committed to.
After there was an existing event where members of the community were taught about diabetes friendly and healthy food alternatives for the holidays. During this I was able to meet and to share with people that came. Really touching some of the stories I learned, struggles with health and lots of smiles. A great moment and definitely a highlight of the work I am doing out here.
Then back to the other, always there job, the bike riding. The wind was pushing ridiculous hard from the front. The roll down into El Paso was tricky. With the setting sun and cars flying by it was nerve wracking. I found a side road and flat. The back wheel got another flat. This time from a nail. Fifth of the trip.
Was really hoping to cross into New Mexico. Was just 5 miles from there. Tomorrow is another day. Fingers crossed for great riding tomorrow.