Remind me never to say “only 70 miles” again. It turned out to be 77 miles and we rode in and out of a headwind from the beginning of the ride until the end. We were primarily on beautiful country back roads – with many turns. The turns would give us respite from the headwinds, but as side winds they were formidable as well. I kept having to exercise my left shoulder. There was 40% chance of thunderstorms when we left at 8:15 this morning and it was actually bit chilly (mid 50’s) so we put our windbreakers on …for maybe 10 miles. The cloud cover was partial a good part of the day so we did not feel overheated. Just the grinding pace into the wind.
Random thoughts: I cannot believe how many people in the USA live in house trailers. I can’t believe how many people in the USA live in pre-fab homes. I can’t believe how many people do not leash or pen their dogs. Possums get killed individually but raccoons get killed in groups. It seemed that most barns in Wisconsin were white or grey. Michigan barns are red.
Tomorrow we have a 90 mile to the coast of Lake Huron. They are predicting westerly winds for a change. Then on Friday morning we bike over a “big bridge” to Ontario Canada. We will try to get some photos of the bridge tomorrow.