Today was our first day that we really began reaching any kind of hills. You could tell a big difference in the terrain. Luckily since Jason was with us he did a lot of the pulling (he set the pace and we drafted) which took some of the strain off Cam and I.
We rode 60 miles today to the town of Sanford, NC. Sanford is one of the cities that was recently hit by one of the many tornadoes that have come through the state recently in the past several months. We spoke with a guy named Andy who is hoping to be back in his house on Sunday. We hope you are too Andy!
Today on the road we stopped at a wonderful restaurant called the White Swan in Angier. So much food! And delicious. Along the ride my saddle (bike seat) was loose so we stopped at Lillington Small Engine Repair. They allowed me to borrow a wrench and were pretty amazed at what we are attempting. Thanks to Jake there for the great directions to keep us off the busy highway.
We unfortunately had our first accident today. The good thing is no one was hurt. It came about when I was trying to downshift my gears to stop and Jason stopped abruptly in front of me. I did not have time to unclip from my pedal. The only thing to do was to take the fall. So, I feel over. Cam laughed as well did the cars at the stoplight.
Tomorrow’s route takes us through Uwarrie National Forest. Supposed to be a beautiful day!