Saturday, August 31, 2013
Another 7:15 start with cloudy weather and it stayed cloudy all morning which is nice. Once the sun came out it was again hot. Leaving Statesboro was not fun as it was a 2 lane simi busy road with a scarfed white side line and small shoulder on the outside of the line. So I spent most of the time on the very narrow shoulder which requires a lot of concentration. Going over the scarf is jarring and actually nocked my phone off twice into the grass. I have it handle bar mounted. I also found that I was not properly latching the phone in place so now that is fixed. The ride finally got to very uninteresting back roads with few places to stop. I did pass a corner peanut stand with 8 people hand picking the peanuts off the plants and selling them. I crossed the Savannah river about noon into South Carolina. A pretty river but in a severe flood stage with all the woods around it flooded. So far SC feels different than Georgia, probably because I have not had the opportunity to talk to many people. I did eat lunch a Brenda's a small convenience store in Robertville SC. This is a place that my friends Jim and Mary stopped at on their last year Atlantic Coast ride, unfortunately Brenda was not there. Michele had shipped my other saddle yesterday to a KOA Campground at South Point and I picked it up and checked into a motel. It was a very nice campground and the owners are great! I will try the different saddle tomorrow to see if it releaves some pain. The ride tomorrow is 85 miles. Legs are tired tonight, I have been biking today in a higher gear with lower cadence, it seemed to help the saddle problem. So as I've been peddling through the south Michele has had a very busy week at the Inn and hosts Middlebury College parents this weekend as they bring in their new freshman! Always an exciting fun weekend! Tomorrow to Monks Corner SC.
Posted by Dan Brown at 6:21 AM