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Daily Archives: September 4, 2016
It was another perfect day for cycling, with comfortable temperatures and low humidity, and a little wind generally at our backs. The roads were flat and straight. There were so few turns today, that I almost fell to sleep on one long stretch. There were several places where huge moss-covered trees stretched over the road creating a tunnel. I also saw more than a dozen vultures feeding on a dead deer. In case you didn’t know, it was International Vulture Awareness Day two days ago. Look it up.
Near the end of the route, we cycled through the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. The Little Back River flows through it, and that is the border between SC and Georgia. Several miles after crossing into Georgia, we reached our hotel in downtown Savannah. I finished the ride just after noon, averaging 17.5 mph. With all the conditioning we have had in the past three weeks, everyone is finding a flat 75-mile route to be a comfortable morning ride.
We have our last rest day tomorrow in Savannah. There is a lot here to explore.
Pictures Of The Day:
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