Thursday, April 7, 2011
Day 47 - "Sweet Home Alabama"
As we were getting ready to leave this morning we realized that Jimmy's carbon fiber handle bars were cracked. We had to change out his bars and re tape them before we could start the day. Today we had a rider join us, Greg Looney from Mobile, AL came out to support! We headed back toward the beach, as we got closer to the beach we realized the wind was once again going to be a problem. The wind was about 20-25 mph in our face. We stopped by Suzuki City in Biloxi, MS to say hi to Michael. Shortly after we left, the 90 headed inland and the wind wasn't as bad except for when we were exposed to it on the bridges. Although there was no climbing to speak of, the day was hard on Cory because of all of the wind. He even bonked and had to drink a coke to continue on. We had a very nice welcoming committee at the Alabama state line. Greg and Elaine Looney's family were waiting for us with a welcome sign and an American flag! We finished up about 5 miles past the state line with a total of 56 miles in 4 hours.
Big thanks to Greg & Elaine Looney, they have been so hospitable!! Plus they gave us Moon Pies, which the Chase Chicks especially liked!!
JB & Cory
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