It was still raining when we got on the bikes (after Tom changed a flat tire) at 11:00. Bill, Ruth and Doris were waiting for us at the first trail head. We had snacks and headed out again. This is official notice to Toby: my rain gear is not really a lucky charm! After carrying it all over the country, it was still in its original packaging until this morning.
This is Bob, above, riding into the trail head, and in case you did not recognize me in my raingear, that's me in the first photo. We rode another 17 miles to the next trail head, which was our scheduled lunch stop. By then the wind had picked up and it was still raining hard and 54 degrees. We looked at tomorrow's weather forecast and took a vote. We decided we would rather ride 60 miles tomorrow in dry conditions than continue in the unrelenting rain today.
We were all cold and wet....Tom gave me a long sleeved shirt from his duffel bag, Bill gave me his fleece and finally Doris put her towel around my shoulders. I did not stop shivering until I got in the truck with the heater on--we were all dripping rain and mud. So we loaded the bikes and called it a day.