6/03/19 Middlebury VT. First Rest Day
Rest Day! Not exactly but at least no bike riding.
We slept in a little and we went out to a bakery for breakfast around 8:00 a.m. Quite a few of our team went there for breakfast and we stayed there at the little tables for about an hour. We all had a couple of different items but Ed beat us all be buying a package of 6 or 7 of day old items for $4.00.
Our church is in the original part of the city and there were a number of small stores and shops. It had a very friendly feel.
After breakfast a lot of us went to do our laundry. The laundry was about 1 to 2 miles from the church but since I have a touring bike I could hook my panniers to my bike filled with all my dirty close. It made for an easy trip. Everyone has the laundry process down so it is not a big issue.
The day was cold and it rained off and on so we didn’t get to dry our tents from yesterday’s evening rain.
One of our riders is a geologist so he did a presentation on how the New England area formed. He related how the formation affect our rides and why we had faced so many climbs. He did say most of our hard climbs are behind us. I hope this is true.
Here is a picture of one side of our of our sleeping area. Of course this is my side of the room. You can see we sleep with our bikes next to us.
We had movie time this evening but even though the screen was close to my sleeping bag I went to sleep in the middle of it. I needed my rest.