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99 miles in the books today

What? One more mile would have been a Century

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Every morning we get up,it's another start. The bags get packed, the bikes go on the carrier and everyone piles in. Sometimes our riders get to leave right from the hotel and then Karen and I sleep in a bit. But today we had to drive to our starting point.image



A beautiful old stone church stood on the first corner of the route.


The riders started off and we have found most drivers to be courteous, especially when approaching a hill crest.
As the riders got underway, Karen and I went to explore a scenic overlook. We drove back in for several miles only to find the view to be totally fogged in! Oh well, we did see a familiar road sign. (Wynn and I live on Overlook Dr.)
One of the jobs of the SAG is to be on call if a bike has issues. Wynn's bike didn't want to shift properly . He called us and the SAG wagon headed to the nearest town to find a bike shop. This is what we found, and it wasn't open.
His bike had no further problems but Karen and I found a diamond in the rough...a beautiful park with a bridge, an old jail and a beautiful walkway.
Sometimes the SAG is confused. We rely heavily on the GPS but a display like this does us no good.
We also try to consult the Taco Bell packets for clues on how the trip is going...please read in order, past,present and future
We check out the upcoming roads. On the turn by turn off google maps for bikes, there was a turn onto Old Plank Rd. Here's what that looked like.
One call to Wynn...
The SAG also prepares lunch and finds the stopping places to rest. I seriously won't know what to do without Karen, my co-pilot.
We also take videos, but they will be put up tomorrow when I can find Internet strong enough to upload. We had quite the adventure tonight, just trying to find the Walmart-kinda a wild goose chase, but we finally had success! Tonight we are staying in Brent, AL. It is a little old motel with real keys to get in our doors. We have 63 miles in the bank. The team was in the saddles for just shy of 7 hours. Tomorrow will be another day and another ride. Thanks to all of you faithful followers...
Riding on...Brenda

Posted by brendagerber07 18:06

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1. Love the Taco Bell packets ... how did they know?
2. Don't ya just love technology a la GPS?
3. I "saw" the stop at Pleasant Grove Cemetery!!
4. Great pics again :)

Living vicariously and holding down the fort at home!

by Ev Roob

Today was truly a 'Dog Day'. 'Bama is the Crimson Tide, but they could be called the dogs for all the unleashed dogs we rode away from and yelled at today.


by Wynn Gerber

Indians won again tonight. :-) Can you say "AWESOME? You are having too much fun! LOL. I started exercising tonight. Does that count for anything? The massage therapy is helping my tendonitis. Mom is doing well. Praying on the home front!:-) Keep up the good work.

by Karen Schaffner

99 miles of road on your bikes, 99 miles of joy. Keep adding the miles and making us smile, 99 miles of road are behind ...(sung to "99 bottles of beer") Thanks for keeping us updated on your adventure.

by Peggy

I like that song, Peggy :-) Maybe the riders will start singing it as they clock off the miles.

Such beautiful scenery! Must be hard not to stop and look, but to keep on rolling. Grateful to hear that you are all doing well...including the SAG wagon. Any hint of growing tired of getting on bikes day after day?

by Brad and Sue

What fantastic team work! Looks like all the planning and years of committed riding is really paying off. Aunt Colleen, I'm so excited for you! I am enjoying following your adventure and the pics are awesome. Stay strong and safe everyone! :)

by Grace

Brad and Sue,

We are all feeling very strong, but are taking it one day at a time. It is awesome to see how far we have gone, but daunting to think how far we have to go. So each day is an adventure and we pick our way across the US. 'Saddle type' discomfort is probably the worst we are dealing with now. Thanks for the comment - Wynn

by Wynn Gerber

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