Right after our stop in Denver, we had another day off in Colorado Springs. In one of the coolest programmed events of the trip so far, we got to see behind the scenes at the US Olympic Training Center:
We got to see where the wrestlers train, where the gymnasts train, the swimming pool, and even got to eat in their cafeteria.
We also got to meet THE Bruce Rogers - the Bruce Rogers who inspired Journey of Hope in 1987 by riding across the country for Push America. He still actively bikes (and is still pretty good at it too):
Since then we've been riding through extreme heat. Our first stop in Kansas was Garden City, home of the world's largest municipal swimming pool. That night we were also treated to Golden Corral, giving the team a chance to show off our incredible appetite (we had two poor waitresses constantly running back and forth the whole time). Last night we stayed in Dodge City, KS (birthplace of the phrase "get the hell outta Dodge") where we were treated to a wild-west museum, a mock gunfight, and a can-can show:
Tomorrow we ride to Wichita for a day off. Apparently tonight we get to eat some gigantic steaks for dinner - I can't wait! Everybody enjoy your humpday!
P.S. Can't wait to see the final Harry Potter in a couple of days - it's already getting rave reviews.