With the unexpected Eastern Time Zone change upon us, we decided to take off today at 9 am and not lose an hour of much needed sleep.
I wasn't sure how the day would go. My stomach was still a bit queasy and on top of that I was feeling a bit melancholy. Each day is packing a new adventure and I see the days just flying by. I want to hold on to this but at the same time I want to press forward.
We had a good breakfast and Kenny noted that the wind outside looked pretty strong. I glanced outside, a bit concerned, and saw the flags flying horizontally. Based on the sun's position, gladly noted that we might be getting a nice tail wind today.
The wind delivered.
The roads were smooth.
Very little traffic.
No one let the dogs out :-)
What more could you ask for!
Mid ride we took a short detour off our route and stopped in Linton, Indiana to look for lunch and check out a highly rated coffee shop. The coffee shop was closed but we did find food!
Downton Linton, Indiana
Rather than repeat a Subways lunch, we tried an Asian buffet. Knowing an all you could eat lunch might wreak havoc on the second half of the day, both Kenny and I exercised moderation as we feasted. Dennis also behaved nicely!
The second half of the ride went wonderfully well. The roads were a bit rougher but neither one of us was complaining.
With about 10 miles to go, I noticed a line of trees a few miles out and warned Kenny I was going to 'hammer' a bit and take full advantage of the tail winds. Little did I know we were already 1 mile into a 3 mile Strava segment, that also happened to be the only Strava segment on our 72 mile ride...I took 2nd fastest overall...had I only jumped a mile sooner...
We finished the day with smiles and a full hour ahead of schedule. We averaged 20.1 mph...
This gave me time for to put together a short video that recaps our first 2 days of riding through Indiana.