Cycling Date: Wednesday 22-July-15
Mileage: 74 miles
Weather: Beautiful. Upper 50s to start. Low 80s to end. Mostly sunny. Low humidity. Winds out of the northwest.
Highlights of the day:
We rolled at 8:30 and headed straight into more farms and cornfields. We had the wind mostly at our backs the whole day. It was more a rear quartering / crosswind than a strict tailwind but it pushed us along for most of the day. We saw lots & lots of wind turbines all pointed in the right direction. Right direction being that which indicates a favorable wind.
Our SAG stop du jour was at the Reeves Farm. It’s a family farm (the Reeves) who welcome us each year to refuel and relax in their front yard. Years ago, two AbB staff members started a conversation with Mr Reeves about taking a picture of the tractor in his front yard. He went on to show the many tractors, some antiques, that he had restored. A friendship ensued and we’ve been stopping by annually ever since. Thank you!
All in all it was a great day on the bike. Short(er) mileage after yesterday’s 118 miles on short rest because of the time change. Riders looked a little dazed at the SAG stops yesterday. Riders were all smiles today from breakfast through unloading luggage.
Tomorrow is our last day in Michigan. It seems like we just got here. The states are narrower and the days are definitely zipping by more quickly. Don’t forget to look up!