We have been in cotton country for a few days now with the fields in various states. This one looks ready to pick. Now we are also in peanut country with lots of places offering boiled peanuts--which I have never tried.
We are now in Georgia and the eastern time zone. Eight states down, one to go; three time zones down, one to go. 107 miles today and 3851 feet of climbs. It is still hot--mid 90's--and more humid than I am used to but the roads are good enough and the winds are not an issue.
Tomorrow is our next to last ride and it is a pretty long one--117 miles. Everyone is taking Advil and the question no longer is what is hurting--everything is hurting. Mike, my coach, has recommended that I take a 10-15 minute ice bath. I'll grit my teeth for two more rides before I sit in a tub of ice water.
Summary: 2,714 miles and 81,808 feet of climbs.