Sunday, August 9, 2020

Day 8 Update

Chris texted:
Day 8. Felt very good this morning, very excited about the bike course that google maps helped me out with! I went against our original  bike route to try and save 20 miles to get to the next destination. So off I went, about 14 miles into the trip, I seen "road closed"! This road was 16 miles of my 48 mile trip! There was a gate that was locked and a sign saying "no vehicles allowed". And the real bad thing was, it was gravel!!! If I turned back it would have probably cost me 20 miles! So what do I do...I go for it! My gps said 8.5 miles and then a little jog in the road. So I said, I can handle 8.5 miles of gravel if I take it easy. Off I go, I get to the 8.5 mile mark and my gps says to continue on for another 7.5 miles on the same gravel road!!! 😬😬😬😬. So 16 solid miles of slow gravel road πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜€. As it turns out, I made pretty decent time on the gravel road AND the scenery was awesome, it went right along a big river for almost the whole way there! I then met Andy around the 40 mile mark. ΕΈRight when I joined Andy it Happened!!! We finally seen our first bicyclists in 8 days!!! A group of 3! We then continued on and Ken met us at mile marker 45. We had a cocktail at roadside and arrived at Green Acres RV Park. The fanciest RV we have been to yet! It has a pool as well!!! So I made up an extra 20 miles with my hard and difficult shortcut but it was an adventure and I don't regret it!!! So we are now in for 528 miles. All is good, tomorrow we have a 55 miler!

Teri posted this pics on Facebook:

All of these miles from the Gulf of Mexico to the shores of Lake Erie are not just for Andy and Chris' health. They are raising money for prostate cancer awareness. Use this donate button below to help Andy and Chris with their goals raising awareness. Every penny helps. Thank you.

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