Today seems so long ago … 5:15 alarm for a 6:00 AM Breakfast and load at 6:30. We were anxious to get on the road early as the weather predictions were for mid-90 temperatures and chance of thunderstorms. We are on the western edge of the Central Tim Zone now so the sun was not quite up at 6:30 – but the temperature was close to 80 degrees.It was an easy start onto 34 east. We turned our red lights on for safety. Both of us had tired legs and butts – we thought residual from yesterday. A fellow rider reminded us that we have done three century rides (100 miles or over) in the last week. So … today was only 84.
The ride was really pleasant as we had the Missouri River on our right for a good part of the way. River … railroad tracks … road .. We had black-eyed susans back and by mid-day lots of grasshoppers.
Our first SAG stop was a bit early today – mile 25.3. That is because of ABB’s mile calculations, we are ½ way across the US and ½ through our trip. Gosh time flies when you are having fun! Their calculations do not take into consideration any side trips we may have done. I think Bob & I will reach 2,000 miles tomorrow – in Mitchell, SD home of the Corn Palace!