Day started with another low tire for John G. Put a repaired spare on and left Frisco, CO and did a really long 2nd-gear (except for Will L.) climb up to the Johnson-Eisenhower Tunnel, 11158 feet. When we came out the other side it was raining and foggy and it rained for the next 100 miles. It is record rainfall in the Denver area.
After lunch, we finally broke out and had a pleasant drive for the rest of the day. We are now 1473 miles from home. Met Chris and Sharon at exit 66A on I76 (that is them holding the welcome sign), and Chris had a 21” tube for John G. which is now on the yellow truck. We lost Bill R. after lunch and found out later that he stopped to talk to an alfalfa farmer and ended up riding around on his tractor and getting all the scoop on farming and water rights in Nebraska.
We also found out John G’s secret for staying awake on these long straight roads: 5 or 6 drops of tabasco on the tongue, it makes the eyes water a little bit but sure wakes you up.
(Note, don't miss the fun updates from all the Model A drivers in the comments section on the previous post - they're great!!!)