Mileage: 76.2 miles Average Speed: 17.6 mph
Vertical: 727 feet Depart: 7:37 AM Arrive: 12:31 PM
Link to Garmin ROUTE DATA
There is really not a lot to say about today. As one of the riders said as we were unloading, today was mainly about getting from point A to point B. I took a grand total of 2 pictures, both of which will be seen here.
We woke with a little concern about the weather. Depending on who you listened to, there was from a 30% to a 60% chance of rain for the day. A few sprinkles fell while we were still in the parking lot, but that turned out to be it for the day. It was 81 degrees and 95% humidity at the start, and probably stayed about that (maybe warmed a little) for the duration. As a result, I had a little sweat trickling down on my glasses, but overall, it wasn't that bad.
We had the usual morning line up to load the luggage truck (shown here). After that, we had a quick morning rap (only one so far, we usually do it the night before) and were on the way.
The one photo I took on the road was while I was riding, and I obviously was a little off kilter, but the idea was to show a Michigan farm, with what do you know, soybeans. We also passed a fair amount of corn today as well. Some of the folks think the farms in Michigan are not as well maintained as Minnesota and Wisconsin. There certainly have been a number badly in need of paint. The scale today was a little larger than yesterday as well.
At any rate, with the wind at my back for most of the last 50 miles, I made very good time, and stopped at Culver's for lunch (with my usual banana shake) before arriving at the motel. We unloaded at 1:00, which is pretty early for us, and I expect everyone will be in early, so a good day overall.
For Sara and Jeannie (and any one else who likes) here is a link to the TRIP ITINERARY.