Being me I was ready to wave the first truck down for assistance, but Ed had other ideas. He really is brilliant when it comes to fixing things and bodging, and after a fair bit of Ed March wizardry I soon had a throttle again, operated by the front brake. Yes that's right, I had to pull the front brake in to go faster and let it out to slow down. Needless to say I went hurtling forward unintentionally on several occasions, much to Ed's amusement, but I soon got used to it and actually quite liked it after a while. After that we had more dust, gravel, dust, then gravel again, and the scenery consisted of trees and lots of flat farmland. It was really hot, and we were overjoyed when we found a badly setup irrigation system that soaked the trail. We sat in it for about five minutes literally soaking it up, before eventually managing to tear ourselves away. We very much enjoyed the cooling we got from the water and the wind as we rode, despite it being short lived as the sun baked us back to dry within minutes. The trail continued to run between fields of farmland, and I really enjoyed the grass and dirt combo that we got between them, it was really easy to ride on. We soon arrived in a town called DeVal Bluff, where we decided to stop for the night. Being Sunday pretty much everything was closed, although most of the buildings looked like they didn't open on the weekdays either. After some food in the only place that was open, we stopped off at the fuel station to get some bug spray. It was there that Ed met the local mayor, who pointed us in the direction of the county run campsite and said that we could camp there for free. He chatted to Ed about the history of the town and the civil war, before giving him 2 commemorative coins. He said that if anyone asked if we'd paid our fees, we were to show the coins and say that the mayor said we could camp for free; random but sounded good to us! It was dark by the time we got to the campsite, and as we rode in I spotted a big bird fly overhead. I quickly redirected my headlight up in to the trees, which was already pointing in that vague direction anyway thanks to my tumble, and saw that it was an owl. I'd never seen one in the wild before so it was a particular highlight for me. Apart from a random RV we were the only ones in the campground, so after putting up the tent we rigged up our pocket shower and had a rather liberating naked shower under the trees. We're pretty sure that they couldn't see us, but being horrendously clammy and equally as dusty we really didn't care if they could.