Day 64 (5/3/13) Kountz to Kirbyville (riding day 52)

Last night we got the winds predicted for earlier yesterday.  The north winds blew all night and greeted us this morning.  Today conditions like this back home would have called for a small craft advisory on Lake Erie and the southern shore be would blasted by 6 foot waves.

It was hard to get started this morning with the temperature of 44 degrees.  I didn’t want to know what the chill factor was.  Apparently the area is experiencing near record cold temperatures.  I wore three layers and set sail.  Unfortunately my route on 96 took me north battling head and crosswinds most of the day.  It was an effort all day just to stay on top.  The roads were flat and I could have had another big day if not for the winds.  You just have to take what the day gives.

I do believe I saved the life of some unsuspecting snake today.  A small grey snake was headed across the shoulder toward 4 lanes of traffic going 75 mph.  When I nearly ran him over myself, he thought better of the plan and headed the other way.

Stats for Day 64: I rode 44.31 miles at 10.6 mph, Max=15.6 mph, Ascent=928′, Descent=912′, Max elevation=32′, Min elevation=-72′, Ave heart rate=103, Max=124, Ave temp=60, Calories burned=1185, (felt like 1500).  Trip miles to date= 1905

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7 Responses to Day 64 (5/3/13) Kountz to Kirbyville (riding day 52)

  1. Mom says:

    Maybe you could use a spinaker.

  2. Mom says:

    Gee,you are only about 1-1/2 inches from Merryville LA

  3. Your nephews would be proud of you!

  4. scottandjody says:

    Dave, I don’t think Scott ever comments, but he always “oohs” and “aahhs” over your mileage and speed. He is avidly following your adventures.

  5. katie says:

    I happen to pass through Austin and noticed it was mighty chilly for that part of the country. I also got blown off course and ended up at the house of the mouse (Orlando) instead of fort lauderale. something about those winds….

  6. katie says:

    also beginning to wonder if this is a new dr seuss book- pink snake , green snake , gray snake squish snake

  7. Mom says:

    OK here’s the deal. KT will write the book, Joan will illustrate it and Dave can pedal it . Not to be left out, they can dedicate the book to me.

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