Cycling Date: 08-July-12
Mileage: 80 miles
Weather: Sunny. Humid. COOLER!!!! Highs in the mid 80s.
Highlights of the day:
The biggest highlights of the day were the smiling faces and energy boost for the riders brought on by the cooler temperatures. The heat wave has finally broken for us. First day in over two weeks. The difference was unbelievable. It was still up in the 80s and humid but you sure couldn’t tell that by the way the riders were reacting. I think I even saw a few tears of joy this morning.
The start to today was a real stunner. Clear skies. Quiet country roads through field after field after field of corn and soybeans. There is a real beauty to this farmland. Honest.
We made our 7th border crossing into our 8th state. Indiana. Lincoln’s Boyhood Home. Not to be confused with Illinois, Land of Lincoln. Sounds like a little sibling rivalry here, eh?
We were welcomed into Hillsboro with their amusing welcome sign. “Welcome to Hillsboro, the home of 600 happy people and a few old soreheads.” Nice to see a town with a sense of humor. And a cool bike sculpture.
We’ve entered our 4th and final time zone of the tour. The Atlantic is getting closer. Ok, so it has been all ride long but to be in the same time zone? I think we’re going to get there!
A bit corny, I know…
It didn’t reach 100!!!!!