Saturday, April 18, 2009

Pedal to Pascagoula

I drove the sag wagon today on our way to Pascagoula, Mississippi. It was a pretty uneventful drive today and all riders got in pretty early. The forecast was for increasing chance of rain and thunderstorms during the day, so we started earlier than usual and the riders made good time despite a pretty strong headwind.

Most of the ride was on pretty back roads, rolling at first, and ended on busier flat road. The only down side to Mississippi back roads is the occasional dog chase. Most of the time the dogs just want you out of their territory and if you use your deep, penetrating, commanding voice and pedal like hell the worst that happens is that they just run alongside until they run out of territory. Today there was a pack of dogs -- mother and good-sized pups -- which gave chase to all who passed and one rider said one of the pups was clearly aiming for her heel. Despite the fact that I have a healthy fear of being mauled, I prefer a country road with occasional dog chase to a busy road with no shoulder!
Tomorrow's ride is only 40+ miles, but the weather is supposed to be iffy (rain, winds). Think everyone will make good time looking forward to a beautiful layover day on the beach!

Bike stats: none. Food stats: cereal with milk, a few oreos, a milkshake. Don't know what Linda plans for tonight. Last night she cooked what started to be beef stew but ended up being beef with lentils and rice. Had biscuits and salad with it.
Hey, and Dauphin Island is in Alabama, so it will be margarita night again!


Thom said...

Ya'll are going to develop drinking problems with all those margaritas. I hope the weather holds out for you and that you have a nice ride into the beach vacation portion of the ride. Hopefully the weather there will hold out for you.
All is well here.
We love and miss you, especially your furry little nieces.

Lynne said...

I think maybe a better title for this post would have been "Put-put to Pascagoula". No pedaling for you. ...Unless of course you're going to be technical in using a gas pedal.
Oh, bother. Pedal on. :)