I’m starting to realize that it’s going to be hilly until I get down to Mobile, AL. That’s the bad news. The good news is that I know FL is flat.
For all the ups and downs, it amazes me that virtually every day the change in elevation is usually pretty negligible. Descended 23 feet overall today. 2818 feet up. 2841 feet down. One big ascent at beginning and a big descent near end.
I set my personal speed record today 45.4 mph. That’s probably fast enough. Gerty is a very stable ride. You just don’t want to hit a pot hole. That would hurt.
I go low 30’s a few times every day. That’s pretty comfortable. I’ll only let Gerty take off when straight road with no traffic so I can get in smooth part of lane. Hills like below, I rein her in. Too rough. Bumps are painful when you’re going fast.
It’s gotten pretty hot (low 90’s) and humid last few days. Got to ride on a bike path for about 5 miles late in day. Shade was great.
Passed the world headquarters of KRAP Sports Radio. How do they sell advertising? Advertise your crap on KRAP? But…it obviously caught my attention!
Crossed the Missouri River near Washington. Last time I crossed it was in Bismarck, ND. River was flowing pretty good here. Much faster than Mississippi which it will join about 50 miles from here.
Tomorrow is going to be hot. 95. I’ll just assume humid. Thursday is a couple degrees hotter. I can handle low 90’s in the humidity. Upper 90’s might be tough.
Cools a bit after that. Just need to get through next 2 days.