The Unexpected Century

No, I’m not talking about some crazy era in history. For those of you not familiar with bike tourist lingo a century refers to biking 100 miles in a day.

I didn’t plan to ride 102 miles today, especially with a fifteen mph headwind the entire way, but that’s what happened. Today’s century feels great, clear skies from sun up to sun down; this may very well be the best day of my entire tour thus far. I certainly had the greatest range of emotions of any day.

Today’s mileage also brought me back to two familiar territories: the eastern time zone and US highway 2. Gratefully, highway 2 has a wider shoulder here than it did out west, so I’m happy to be back on it.

Oddly, all I’ve eaten today is: 2 granola bars, 2 peanut butter/banana burritos, 2 cups of coffee and an orange juice. Not too hungry either.

Special shout out to the Hiawatha National Forest for allowing me to camp wherever I want. Finally something the Federal Government got right. Theodore Roosevelt for President in 2012!

About tonycaferro

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