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A Big Thumbs Up for Day 2 Ride

Georgia's still on our minds!

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Day 1 is officially in the books. Our riders are tired and recuperating, using the Hammer Recoverite, the Foam Roller and rehydration. . Starting breakfast at 7am, the team got riding at 8am. They made it to Reidsville by 12:45pm. Karen and I met up with them for lunch, eating in the shade of a church parking lot. They decided to ride an extra 20 miles and we are staying the night in the town of Vidalia,GA . Yes, they are known for their onions. We are staying at a Quality Inn right on the route.
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The riders started out riding on Hwy 204 when they went over a bridge that said "no biking" so Wynn led the group into the wind at 17.4 mph. Then things slowed down a bit and they were able to see some interesting sites along the way. (Alligator, armadillo, and a cotton field.) They averaged 16.4 mph for the 88 mile ride. They were in saddle only 5 hrs and 25 minutes. The last 20 miles were rolling and the temperatures were close to 90 degrees. The notable quote of the day came from Colleen. The team was discussing setting up a spread sheet to keep finances equal and fair. She said, "Good accounting makes for good friendships!
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Meanwhile, Karen and Brenda were off on an adventure of their own. We walked for 3 hours on two different walking tours of Historic Savannah. We saw many of the squares and particularly fell in love with the huge fountain in Forsyth Park. We enjoyed the visitor's center and then headed to meet the team. We stopped to pick up a few things for supper and then made our way to Vidalia. Our notable quote came from a man in the park. We were discussing the directions on the map and he told us, " Don't go left or you will end up in The Hood!"
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Tonight we are eating in, with chicken that Wynn had grilled, fresh salad, potato salad and ending, for at least some of us with a trip back to the Vidalia House for frozen yogurt. All of us are in one room with the bikes too. Plans are to be back on the road after breakfast at sunrise.
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Thanks for following us along. I wonder what Day Two will hold for us. 70% chance for rain tomorrow, but hoping we get a good ride in anyways.

Rolling along,
Brenda ( for the team)

Posted by brendagerber07 12:45

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Love the Navy shirt! :0 Sounds like a great first day!

by Karen Schaffner

Bren and Wynn you guys are awesome!!! Love the updates, keep them coming. Be safe and have fun!

by sharon Novotny

Love hearing some details from the day...keep pedalling !

by jill cook

Great start to the epic adventure guys/ladies!

Keep us all posted Brenda, love it all, can't thank you enough for the blog!!!

Jeff
(Dan's son)

by Jeff Roob

Keep on rolling! Looks like pretty good spirits after the first day. So excited for you guys!

by Ryan Gerber

Great first full day of riding! Love those smiles and thumbs up. Brenda and Karen - so glad you could enjoy Savannah -- keep the pictures coming :)

by Ev Roob

When I was biking through Vidalia, I got directions from a local and ended up going the wrong way. You might say that I had to peel a few layers off of Vidalia before I was headed the right way. Since you have ride angels, Karen and Brenda, you'll be spared this kind of problem.

by Steve Woosley

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