Louisiana is done. Perhaps the friendliest state so far. Welcome to Mississippi.
The crew ordered up some more thunderstorms so she could sleep in but we got a timely start anyway. There were a few challenging roads today, but there were many route changes and most of the roads were in good condition and carried little traffic. I zigged and zagged my way through rolling farms.
Even the locals were wondering what I was doing on some of the back roads on my way to Poplarville. One fella started to try and give me directions but decided I would just get lost. I assured him I had maps. I just needed to convince my crew which way to go.
Stats for day 72: I rode 50.04 miles at 12.4 mph, Max=17.8 mph, Ascent=1260′, Descent=1089′, Max elevation=247′, Min elevation= -25′ (blub blub), Ave heart rate=109, Max heart rate=137, Ave temp=71 degrees, Calories burned=1205. Trip miles=2266.