The mornings are the worst. I didn’t sign up to ride with frozen water bottles, toes and fingers. My face looks like I wash it with beet juice. But we keep slugging away and we will make it. Oh, did I tell you that it won’t be in the 30’s when we start tomorrow ? Overnight low temp is 50! It will be raining all day but heck you can’t have everything. I just got my rain gear out of my bike case from Silverster so I’m ready. Speaking of Silverster, I saw a red minivan on a shoulder of the road ahead while riding today and I thought Beth was waiting with hot chocolate for us but then I remembered that last year’s car was red. All the years rides are coming together. The riding, the cars and the hotels are one big Deja Vue.
Today was 50 shades of grey. The sun came out for about five minutes. It was cold until the last hour. I’m not having as much fun as any other Leg. So spank me.
We saw flooded rice fields and cows and squashed turtles. And egrets and herons and pine trees and logging trucks. Only one dog chased us. The dogs in Louisianna are either chained or fenced or too tired to bother with bicycle tourist. Tim had half a flat because he just likes to stop and pump up his tire for something to add to the fun. If he does it again, I’m gonna spank him!
So here today’s pictures. They ain’t much different from the other days.