Average Speed - It seems to keep dropping the further I get across the country...I think
Lodging - County Park - Free
A cold beer or two after a long, hot day riding is like a little taste of heaven. No matter how hard the day is, when I take that first sip, I sigh and think..."you know it wasn't all that bad".
So far, I'm batting a thousand when it comes to picking overnight towns that reside in dry counties. Oh well...it is what it is...but it sucks!
Once again I was on the road early...
The ride today was nice. The hills continue, so I just focus on climbing one at a time while ignoring the speed display on my cycle computer. Otherwise, I get frustrated and start yelling. That's not very productive.
I've taken to setting up my tent in picnic pavilions...
There's some practical reasons for doing so. First, I dont have to set up a rain fly so it is cooler at night. Cooler being a relative term. Second, the tent stays dry. There have been storms passing through the last couple evenings, in fact it's storming as I type this. I hate packing up a wet tent. Third, it is easier to pack up in the morning since there are no stakes or rain fly.