Friday, June 25, 2010

Utica to Marion, KY 72

Hot and hot. Approaching 100 degrees. We looked for steams in which to soak, but all were unappealing or dry/stagnant.
Today I struggled to get my game. For almost 1.5 hours I slogged along because Bill went slowly and I drafted off him. It maybe evened out later when Bill drafted off me, but probably not.



In Clay, we stopped in the library, where Bill took a nap and I used the wi-fi. There was a short detour here and the guy at the gas station must get asked by cyclists often, because he told us "no, you can't avoid it, even on a bike".


We experienced the running of the cows today. As we rounded a corner, a herd of black cattle lounging in a farm pond ran out of the pond en masse, which set off all of the calves stationed around a tree.
Upon our arrival in Marion we went to the Marion Cafe and had milkshakes or pie. The owners told us that the Methodist church would put us up. Wayne is the pastor there and showed us around.
I planned to go to the store and just layed my head down for second; when I awoke, the sun had gone down and most people had gone to bed. End of day!


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2 comments:

rabjr320 said...

Can you rate the milkshakes 1-10 on your ride and do they have malt? I live for chocolate malted milkshakes made with vanilla ice cream. Some areas call them "a black and white" Humid here and storms - I hope the canal tour doesn't get any rain. I gotta mark the route in the next 2 weeks.
Happy trails and hope it cools down for you.
Ralph

rabjr320 said...

Can you rate the milkshakes 1-10 on your ride and do they have malt? I live for chocolate malted milkshakes made with vanilla ice cream. Some areas call them "a black and white" Humid here and storms - I hope the canal tour doesn't get any rain. I gotta mark the route in the next 2 weeks.
Happy trails and hope it cools down for you.
Ralph