Day 21

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!