August 7, 2004
Wabash, IN to Troy, OH
Wild-man, Gavin with a peach in his face.
Les got to ride with his dad today
Lon casually building-up a new wheel at the rest stop.
All sorts of guest riders today – here’s Roberta riding with a friend for the day.
Indiana is done – mile zero in Ohio
A PAC Tour sag stop sprouts up in the corn fields
Susan whipping up absolutely the best BBQ chicken I’ve ever had
“E” helping “Ski” with a flat. I think this is Ski’s fifth for the tour.
Today’s message board – we’re back on EDT time
and today’s progress.
Profile and statistics
Another butt-aching flat day. On the up-side, it was shorter than yesterday and we had favorable winds, for a change. And weather was just about perfect -- morning seemed like a crisp Fall day. We had massive pacelines of 20+ riders, early in the day. Not feeling too perky this morning, I rode in these pacelines for a bit in order to get on down the road without getting too far off the pace. However, the size of these pacelines seemed a bit unsafe, so I rode on my own into the lunch stop. After lunch, I was feeling much better and got into a hammer-fest with Rich ‘Ski’ into the finish. Rich can really pound on down the road and normally, I’d let him go with a “See ya, at the hotel.” However, today I was able to hang with him, even after he sportingly tried to drop me. Lots of fun!