We finished day one a few hours ago. While my body handled the ride ok, my phone couldn’t handle the over flow of blogs and it is now dead. Hopefully I can figure something out before tomorrow.
Thank you for the well wishes! Please keep them coming. They help when your muscles start to ache.
Ahh lunch. Never before has food tasted so glorious. I just stuffed my face with a sandwich, orange slices, a plum, popcorn and cookies. I am refueled and ready to go.
Abby suffered TWO flat tires and Terry, our family friend who is riding with us, broke his chain. But we all arrived to lunch in one piece.
Matts leg is holding up but he is complaining about the fact that I dropped him on the last stretch. Apparently you aren’t supposed to leave a man behind. He said he is now looking for a new fiancé along the ride. It sounds like his feelings are a little hurt…
40 more miles!
As it gets later, the streets become lined with more and more spectators. Some of them have family members riding, others live along the route and others have a more personal connection to the ride.
As we pedal along many people thank us for riding. During the last 17 miles, we rode by one man who said “thank you for riding. It is the money that you raise that saved my wife’s life this year.”
It is things like that that make the 190 miles seem easy.
We all made it to the first rest stop with no problems. It is a little chilly out, but no rain in the forecast so I am happy.
Things will start to get crazier on the sides on the roads now since spectators are waking up and have had at least one cup of coffee. Hopefully I can take some video (and not fall off my bike).
See you in 17 miles…