We had a night stay at Fairfield Inn in Berea before leaving early for a 50 mile trip. We were off the Route 76 today and used Google maps to get here. A pleasant ride through rural roads that were not extremely steep. The temperatures were cool this morning and I was wearing my cool weather gear until after 11:30.
I met Gary Freudenberger for lunch in Danville, and we met up again in Springfield. Gary got to meet almost everyone on the tour and we shared beer and tequila in the hotel this evening with two gigantic pizzas.
Today was so much different than anything we’ve had in the last 12 days. The roads actually did not twist and turn and climb thousands of feet into the sky to suddenly drop in exhilarating slides into valleys. And where were the mad dogs searching out bicyclist? – hardly a dog to be seen.
I felt that we were riding somewhere instead of over something. I hope this continues for a while.
There were miles of rock fences, and I noticed that just below the surface was rock along all the fields.
Tomorrow we are off to Makers Mark distillery.
Good bye Gary, thanks for coming and bringing Leo