Glad that ride is over. Just as demanding as yesterday even though a little shorter. The wind was consistently a headwind. We started out at 8am again and saw our breath for the first hour or so. We have every layer on that we brought and barely stay warm enough.
I thought I got my second flat but after we changed the tube, we figured out my valve stem was unscrewed and the air was leaking out every time I hit a bump. I will buy some extra tubes when we get to our first bike store which won’t be until Baton Rouge on Mon.
I guess it’s fair to say we gutted it out today. Lots of dogs again today. It got to the point everytime we came up on a mailbox, we start searching for the charging dog(s). Only one or two were aggressive to the point of trying to nip us. Not fun–it really gives me an adrenaline rush when I start peddling as fast as I can to outrun it.
All of us are going to bed by 8:30. We know we can cope with the long daily rides, if we have lots of sleep. That’s the plan plus a daily supply of Advil. Looking forward to Matt joining us. 83.5 miles today; another 70 plus tomorrow.