Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Day 38: Mt. Pleasant, MI to Birch Run, MI - 73 miles with 650' of climbing

Today was hot and humid but the short mileage and flat roads made for an easy day of riding. Evidence of the decline of the American family farm is obvious in this area of Michigan. We rode past many abandoned barns and buildings.

About 50 miles into the ride Tom broke a spoke which waffled his wheel so we had to wait a bit for Jim the mechanic. Jim quickly put Tom's cassette onto a spare wheel to get us going again and then he will repair Tom's wheel tonight.

Once we arrived in Birch Run we found an A&W for lunch and then it was off to the hotel where Troy, a rider on my two previous coast-to-coast rides met us. He plans to ride with us tomorrow into Port Huron and thinks he will have no problem keeping up. With almmost 2,800 miles behind us already, we'll see.

Roadkills: 346
Flats: 4
Hurts: All is good

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