Saturday, July 20, 2019

Day 81

Todays Miles: 30.2
Total Trip Miles: 1608.7
55 Running Days (All then days off and didn’t get the gear I needed)

Today was overall a 7 out of 10. If it wasn’t for the tire needing air so often it wouldn’t have been a bad day all.

The scenery never changed. Small mountains on one side, military desert on the other for the whole 30 miles. I even seen a few signs with pictures of fighter jets dropping bombs and came to the conclusion this was where they tested their equipment. Makes sense way out here in the middle of no where.
You ever play the game: guess how long it’ll take to get to that point/hill/sign when your in the car? Well I did that today. I figured it would take  few hours to get the big hill I seen. 30 miles later and it still looks the same distance away. Some hill....

I had an interesting incident with a random guy in he middle of nowhere. He came at me yelling hands closed into fists and he wouldn’t leave me alone. Kept grabbing at my cart and blanket and throwing his hands around at me. I had enough and showed him my protection and my closed fist before anything could escalate and he slowly walked away. No one harmed and nothing happened more than some yelling.

I was in a weird electronic interference zone. GPS was all out of control and so was my phone for a good amount of time. I figured it had to do with the military but I’m still not sure.

Today for dinner I will cook some rice in my little tiny pot and have a nice cup of hot tea. Yum! Oh and can’t forget peanut butter for desert!

All in all I’m glad to be back on the road, it feels great, once my tire is fixed I’ll be at the top of the world again. Till then I shall endure and overcome!

To my vets:
“Be the change you wish to see in the world”
Start with yourself and if you like where your at then step forward and help another vet.
If you don’t like where your at then contact Stop  Solider Suicide and let them get you where you need to be! No shame in bettering yourself.


  1. I’m not going to lie, I’m a bit upset about the incident with the random guy. But my guess is he didn't know your mission. At least that is my hope. Stay strong Dustin and keep your mission on your mind first and foremost regardless of those distractions. You got that!!
    Tonya Rettmann ��������❤️❤️

  2. Scary incident. Hope it was the last. Praying for your safe trip and Thank You Dustin.

  3. Wow, I’m impressed with what your doing! I just found you on Facebook. Thank you for caring for others. My son just got out of the Marines and is currently dealing with PTSD. This is all new to me and hoping I can learn to help him and others.

  4. You can make patches from old tubes and anything similar to rubber cement. You only need a glue with a solvent in it that will react and bind with the tube material. Cut a patch from the old tube and rough it up a bit on the the same around the area of the hole. Smear glue around the hole and on the patch. Let them sit a minute, but put them together while they are still tacky. If there's a significant hole in the tire that will allow another puncture easily, Cut a piece of thick paper or another piece of the old tube and cover that area between the tube and tire. Good luck finding some glue. It sounds like you have plenty of old tubes.