63 miles (101 km) – Total so far: 348 miles (561 km)
Stayed entirely on 90 East again today and had more smooth roads with a few less rolling hills than the previous two days but still had a few and also we had the first headwind, but only for the last 7 miles. All in all, a great day for riding. We rode through the birthplace of Ray Charles, Greenville, FL. We stopped to take a picture of his statue and I picked up another penny so I am 3 cents ahead so far. It was great to have Matt back with us again although we rode at a slower pace than he would have preferred. I cant believe that there are only three more days left to complete our ride. I will miss the time together with my brothers and niece and nephew. When I’m on the bike, I never think about the office. I am using all my senses and not only my eyes and ears. Sometimes there is wood smoke in the air that smells great and other times, an old smelly car blows exhaust that smells bad. You need a good sense of balance and thanks goodness Tim has a good sense of direction. And the sun sure feels good on your skin after a long winter. Yes, I will definitely miss this ride. The weather continues to be perfect for bike riding.