We had saved 4 pieces of pizza from last night so we would have something for our quick breakfast. This would help us make it 8 miles to a café/gas station close to the town of Marion.
Our next stop was Gackle.
According to our map there was a café, but when we got there the only thing open was the COOP service station. It had some snack things and sandwiches which we devoured.
While we were eating a father and his 12 year old daughter came into town. They were going to spend the night somewhere in Gackle. I don’t know how far they had ridden today.
The wind was a cross wind from the South Southeast at 15 MPH for most of the day but we had to turn directly into the wind for 8 miles. We kept looking for the highway to turn back to the west. We were very happy.
Once we made it to Napoleon we were short of the 100 miles for about a mile so we rode around town until we achieved the 100 miles.
The town had a community swimming pool that had a great shower and they also had a café with a wide selection of food. When we were just about finished I got a cramp in my thigh and server came by so I asked her to some dill pickle juice. She knew immediately why I needed the pickle juice. When I started to explain my request she said “your have a muscle cramp right now.” What a relief.
We slept in the city park, in our tents. When I got up during the night I looked up at the water tower and saw it was lit up with red, white and blue colors. Very impressive.