Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Day 16 - Golconda to Murphysboro

Saturday we were driven from Marion back to Golconda to begin our ride where it was cut short the day before. We are now a day behind because of the rain, but we won't take our day off that is coming up at the end of the week. We rode 90 miles for a total of 6 hours and 27 mintues on the bike. We rode at a steady pace all day and didn't stop for lunch. Instead, we took several quick 5-10 minute short breaks and snacked all day long. Sam was stung by a bee early in the AM, but it didn't seem to slow her down at all. We stopped in Carbondale, the town 10 miles before Murphysboro to have our bikes tuned. While we waited for our bikes, we grabbed a smoothie in town from a local coffee shop and relaxed. With our bikes running smoothly, we continued on our way to Murphysboro where we were picked up by the Smith's and taken to our hotel for the night.

1 comment:

TurtleWoman said...

I think we saw your posse riding through Murphysboro on your way. My husband is an avid cyclist - and was excited to learn our house sits right on the TransAmerica trail. We've seen a number of touring cyclists in the last few months, enough that I was inclined to look online to see if there was a large-scale ride. If you ever take the TransAmerica again, we'd be happy to host your group.