Dehydration And My Long Distance Ride

Thanks for asking for the rest of the story.

To recap.

This was the first day of a 1600 mile solo bike ride.

I was out of water.

It was August.


Burning hot.

And I was getting dizzy.



All of which were not making me the least bit happy.

I had thought I found relief only to find my oasis closed.

Bottom line, I was in trouble.

Serious trouble.

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Let’s continue.

I got back on my bike.

Locked my feet into their clips.

Prepared to continue down the road.

Then I saw it.

A car.

No, not my wife driving.

Nor, the sag wagon.

Not that car.

This car was just parked on the side of the road.

Someone was in it.

Someone that might be able to help.

How did I know?

I didn’t know.

But I was hopeful.

In part because of possible human connection.

But mostly because of the bubble lights.

I approached.

Got the officers attention.

He rolled down his window.

I explained my trouble.

He could have done many things.

What he did, enhanced my confidence in law enforcement.

While bringing relief to my very dehydrated body.

He exited his vehicle.

Opened his trunk.

Got into his own lunch supply.

Found his water.

Refilled my bottle.

I drank.

My body responded very quickly.

Dizzyness subsided.

Mental clarity returned.

Once again, I was ready to ride.

You can enjoy reading about my entire Faith Journey story here:

The good.

The bad.

The unexpected.

The unfortunate.

And the accident that almost ended my life.

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I hope you enjoyed reading this part of my adventure.

I sure enjoyed writing it.

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Thanks in advance.

As you ride.

No matter if it is around town, long-distance or cross country.

Stay safe.


So you too can enjoy the ride.

Guy Siverson

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Guy is a dedicated vegan, who prefers natural remedies to treat root causes of physiological problems, instead of turning to medication to merely treat symptoms. When he learned in December 2017 he was suffering from high blood pressure (hypertension), he turned to massage as a potential answer for his problem. Rather than engage massage as a client, Guy chose to become a massage practitioner and enrolled in the Black Hills School of Massage in Hermosa, SD. He is now licensed to provide Swedish, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point massage among other modalities. He, and his wife Irene who is also a massage practitioner, have joined forces with the Fountain of Youth Waterstore in Rapid City where they provide clients with comforting relief from body aches and pains. Be sure to ask Guy what happened with his blood pressure when you see him for your initial treatment session.

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