Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Today was my day to be the Sag driver. According to one of our Aussie riders, Cathy Mead, the ride was "magical!" The sun was shining, the temps were in the 70's and low 80's, humidity was low, the road had mild rolling hills or flat, and there was a TAIL WIND for most of the route! There were smiles on everyone's faces as I drove by, getting the thumbs up signal.
Within blocks of leaving the hotel in Muscatine, Iowa, we crossed the bridge into Illinois. In a few miles we were out in the country, on smooth roads, seeing mile after mile of farmland. The corn is only four to six inches high right now, but there are many fields of seedling rows.
Because of the tailwinds, everyone was flying over the route, and many took advantage of their speed to take time out for a restaurant lunch. The 78 miles seemed short to everyone today!
Tomorrow we ride to Steator, Illinois, 78 miles.