Distance: 62 miles
Weather: Sunny, again, low to high 80s!
What a busy day! Only 62 miles but so much to do! The day seemed to start very early. Breakfast at 6:30am and load and go at 7am. The time change made it seem even earlier. The riders, eager to start their day, set a brisk pace as they headed out. Some were met by a rider wearing an America by Bicycle jersey riding the other way. This was none other than Dave Buckner, the pastor of the Pittsboro Methodist Church where we hold our sag stop on the way to Indy. Dave quickly turned around and fell in with our riders. Usually he rides to Indy with our riders but he was otherwise obligated this afternoon so joined us this morning. Thank you Dave, always great to see you!
It was quick into the sag where the riders were to gather to ride up to the Roark bicycle factory to have a tour. Mike Munk (AbB Ride Leader) was back again to join them for the ride to the factory and the tour. Mike knows a thing or two about Roark bicycles….he has a couple! Some took a detour to the NAPA auto parts store in Brownsburg where Laura’s nephew set up a welcome sign. Laura was accompanied by two young gentlemen on their bikes!
Once out of the tour riders headed up to Eagle Creek Park where they were treated to some tree lined roads and a quick look at the park. Some headed up to the Indianapolis speedway and some straight to the velodrome where a few daring riders took a spin around the track. These guys (and lady) rocked it!
Next they headed into Indy via bike path and into a much welcome rest day. Some had family visiting (Thank you, Jane for they wonderful milk and cookies), some headed for a pub to celebrate (and there is always something to celebrate!), some for dinner and still others wanted to get a head start on some rest! Tomorrow will be a day of cleaning bikes, laundry, restaurants, sightseeing and all those other things that occupy riders on the day off. Enjoy!