Today was the first day I haven’t woken up up to thick clouds and the weather throughout the ride was actually rather stunning. It still wasn’t that warm but it made a nice change.
Despite the weather being so dull for the last five days, my face has actually gone a bit red so I think I need to start putting on suncream. Not only is it a tad red, but I’m also getting panda eyes from my sunglasses which I’m not so pleased about.
The wind returned with a vengeance today, and all of the many cyclists riding in the opposite direction carried a smug look when they greeted me…Actually I don’t think they did intentionally, they just looked far too happy.
As a way of distracting myself from the wind, I set about trying to learn all 50 of the states, and considering I probably would have been pleased this morning if I’d managed to get less than forty, I am now very pleased to announce that I managed to get 45 this evening. I forgot Maryland, Minnesota (there are too many ‘M’s and ‘N’s anyway) and the Virginia’s.
I had cottage pie for dinner this evening which is a first since leaving home so that was good. I ended up in an Irish pub and it felt a bit odd not having a drink.
Distance: 97.3 miles / 157.1 km
Riding Time: 7:11:03
Av. Speed: 13.5 mph / 21.8 km