What a bizarre day!
It was cold when we woke up – bitter cold. Our bikes were covered with a thick layer of ice – yesterday’s rain/snow had frozen on everything. The ropes we tied our tarp over the bikes with were frozen in place, and I had to work them a bit to get them untied. We slid around on frozen puddles as we packed the bikes. In other words – it was cold.
And yet – once we got on the road it miraculously warmed up. It wasn’t long before I peeled off my hat, jacket, and neck gaiter. The sun shone brilliantly on my face and felt absolutely wonderful.
But then – we stopped to take a break. Brrrrrr…. It was cold! The four of us huddled behind the bikes trying to stay out of the frigid wind – without much success. It wasn’t long before we climbed back on the bikes to warm up.
As it turned out – we had a tail wind, so when we were cycling it was as though we didn’t feel the wind at all. But the moment we stopped – oh my! It was a cold wind!
Once again, we decided we didn’t want to camp out in the wind, so we checked into another cheap motel. Tomorrow temps are supposed to be back up to normal – which will feel nice.
Kilometers today: 55
Kilometers to date: 8566