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Who are those guys? They sure are sweaty!

This will be our last night in Georgia.

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I was on my phone with my daughter, facetiming with my grand girls, when the riders got into the van after finishing their ride yesterday. My little Lexi took a look at Colleen and Dan in the back seat of the van and asked the question, who are those guys? I told her and her response was, " they sure are sweaty!" Insight from the 4 year old.

So at 7:30am we loaded up the van and dropped the riders off exactly where we picked them up yesterday back on GA -26. It was about 65 degrees and sunny. The route was suppose to end in Talbotton, GA for Day 3 but because of what they had banked, the riders actually arrived in Talbotton at noon just in time for lunch. Here are a few pics from the route that Karen and I secured.

Going through Peach county was a reminder of how much I liked the Peach frozen yogurt back in Vidalia. We took some pics along the road to show you what the countryside looked like.





It was a beautiful route today down GA-90. The curvy road was filled with hills and you never knew what was around the bend. It may have been a country road, an old silo or shack. We saw a polka dot donkey but couldn't get a picture fast enough. We also saw a lot of semi's loaded with a bed of tree trunks, headed to the lumber yards.


We also rode past a quarry that was beautiful. Some of the truck drivers really barrel down the roads as our riders can vouch for. One was particularly close and had the riders a bit nervous as they rolled into Talbotton.


We have seen many churches along the way. Some are big beautiful buildings.F9E8E1BD2219AC6817117126014718A8.jpg

And others are small quaint places where you know there has been a lot of history. We ate lunch in Talbotton at one of these small churches.


Of course this little church had a belfry and Dan said he was glad we didn't have bats in our belfries. ( But I think there used to be bats in this belfry.)


So the riders got back on trail and rode to the intersection of 185 and Rt 315 just a few miles north of Columbus, GA. We picked them up after 88 miles of riding. They averaged 15.6 mph which was pretty darn good considering all the rolling hills. After lunch a small front moved in and the winds finally came out of the East. The sun went behind the clouds and it actually even misted the last few miles. Of course there was 0% chance of rain. The weatherman said it was because this cloud was just below the radar so it was not detectable...RIGHT!

Tonight we are staying in a Wyndham Hotel just north of Columbus. This will be our last night in Georgia, Lord willing. We have about 30 miles in the bank with the possibility of adding another 20 tomorrow depending on how everyone is feeling. Day three is in the books and we will be leaving the red clay of Georgia for the roads of Alabama.


So good night to all of you from the state of Georgia. I wonder what we will find in Alabama. As for now, it's time to head to the hot tub. By the way, gas prices are around 3.19 and our hotel room has been running between $90-110 a night.

Rolling west,
Brenda for the gang

Posted by brendagerber07 14:49

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Great pics!!! That comment about the Peach frozen yogurt in Vadalia caught my attention!!! I had a Banana Cream Pie Blizzard from DQ . Maybe a DQ awaits you in Alabama ---they say they are "sweet home, Alabama"----well---your home state has DQ's...ha! Keep pedaling!!! How are the bikers feeling??

by Valerie

You went through Fort Valley??? That is Chuck and Renee and family's home town!

by kathy caywood

Love your Lexi's comment -- we sometimes wonder ourselves who those sweaty guys are!

Glad there were no mishaps with the logging trucks -- that's pretty scarey.

Love the pictures; keep 'em coming.

Sweet dreams and GO Crimson Tide (that' for my nephew)!

by Ev Roob

Thanks for all the comments and encouragements. We march, well cycling, on to San Diego, one day at a time.


by Wynn Gerber

Love the updates and pics...continued good traveling and stay safe.

by Barbara Hartley

You 3 are looking great-not tired at all unless the pics are lying. Don't forget to get Dan to drink something while riding. Left to his own devices he'd finish 3 bottles during the entire trip. Colleen, send me your phone & Dan's # so I can keep in touch better.

by Larry Best

Looks like beautiful scenery and good roads! Thanks for keep us in the loop. Trust you have a great ride today also.

by Lonnie ad Joleen

Kathy, I didn't get to read your post til we were thru the town. I wish I could have had the time to connect, even if it would have been for a few minutes. My brain had him in the Carolina's so I wasn't even thinking it to be a possibility.

by brendagerber07

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