Friday, August 11, 2006

Day 75: 33 miles, Aug 1

Fearing the extreme heat, we got going around 6 am this morning and made it to Mineral for lunch. Having left the mountains behind at Charlottesville, the terrain was gently rolling, but the heat made for a big obstacle as I have learned. I found that my dad, who hasn’t been riding for 74 days and developed the habit, needed to be reminded to hydrate, especially after the vineyard visit!

We had two huge milkshakes and sandwiches for lunch and mosied on over to the fire station where we would sleep. The area coordinator, Mr. Schlemmer, happened to be driving by so I flagged him down. He showed us in and gave us the tour. What a comfortable break room! We did suffer through radio scanners and phone calls, but otherwise it was another wonderful stay in a fire station.


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