Crawfordsvile to Indianapolis, IN
This was supposed to be an easy 62 miles, and in many respects, it was. The terrain was flat, the winds were kind and the scenery was pretty good, even if it was a little heavy on the ever-present corn and soybeans. About 12 miles into the day things changed when a strong thunderstorm began to catch up with our riders. Thankfully, we were able to get them off the road and sheltered before the storm hit. The nice thing about this, is they got a chance to meet some of the locals they might not have otherwise been able to. Our Dutch riders met some of the farmers and chatted with them. Several riders took refuge in a hardware store that doubles as a coffee shop, and were soon involved with conversation there. After the storm passed, it was back onto the road.
At the one SAG stop for the day, at a local church, the pastor put on his ABB shirt and rode into Indianapolis with our riders. Along the way, they got a chance to stop by the Motor Speedway, AND try their legs out on the Major Taylor Velodrome. All-in-all, a good day!
Tomorrow is their next to last rest day, followed by a quick ride to Richmond, IN
Come back and see how they did.