We hit the first gas stop a bit early. Within 100 miles of travel, Corrado Tom had nearly emptied his fuel tank. He pulled away from the pack to fuel up and would link up with us at the next stop. Tom linked up with us a little later while we were at our first scheduled fuel stop.
Apparently, Tom had developed a leak in his tank, and as we grabbed some breakfast, ice for our soy milk (
) and topped off, he got to work on plugging the leak.
Mike had also made it known that his clutch was slipping quite a bit, but against good judgement, "Clutchless Mike" decided to keep pushing on.