Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Day 20: 87 miles to Champaign, IL
Total elevation: 924
Average speed: 12.5
Time on bike: 5:45
About half way through the ride, we got rain. It has been hard for me this year because my rides have been solo. It is a different group of riders this year and most enjoy riding on their own. I have always had a ride partner so this was a difficult change for me.
It is a bitter sweet day for me. It is my last ride day and I am sad to leave but excited to get back home. I am glad that it rained because the rain blended away my tears.
Mentally, I couldn’t stay focused and the rain made it hard for me to want to keep riding. I have ridden this whole way any way, what is a few miles in the van. I believe I played it smart. 3 riders went down on the railroad tracks so I am thankful to be all in one piece with a bike with all its parts.
My bike is already boxed up and in route to be mailed back home. Lil’ Lady, I will see you in about 5-7 days. I hope to keep on riding and commuting real soon.