Thursday, April 23, 2009

My, my, Marianna

Wow. Today I drove the sag wagon on a 94-mile day and couldn't believe how fast everyone pedaled. I set up four sag stops and couldn't catch the lead group in time for the fourth! Simply didn't have time to stop along the way to take pictures. Really wished I'd been riding today!

Two riders took a bump up to the first sag stop in order to have time to visit DeFuniak springs along the way. Aside from those two, every rider rode the entire ride, and all but one rider arrived at the hotel in plenty of time to shower and relax before dinner. Two other riders even put in additional miles so they could do a century. The Florida heat must have baked their brains!!

The route was certainly conducive to an "easy" 90+ mile ride. Easy rollers and flat terrain, good shoulder, good road surface, friendly wind, but it was hot - in the upper 80's. The route followed US90 pretty much the entire way, except for a zig-zag at the beginning to get out of Crestview and a short stretch on SR71 in Marianna to get to the hotel.

Tomorrow we have a rolling rest day ride of 54 miles to Quincy, Florida. Will be nice to be "back in the saddle again."

1 comment:

Horseshoe#1 said...

How many days until St. Augustine?