Thursday, April 19, 2012
Poplarville to Vancleeve April 19 2012
There were a lot of trucks rumbling past our camp site very early this morning. They came down the gravel road leading to the campsite and then turned down into the trees. I am not sure what was down there but they started rolling at about 5:30 AM. I was awake and thought of getting up and going for a run but lay in bed instead. Finally at 7:00 am I rolled out and got ready to go.
The ride today was 70 miles on the cue sheet but I wound up with 4 Bubba miles extra on the odometer. It was a perfect day for a ride. The temperature was mid 60’s when we started out and never got over the low 70’s. We cruised down some totally deserted country road. I don’t think that I saw or was pasted by more than 10 cars or trucks all day. The road was excellent pavement and had lots of low rolling hills and lots of twists and turns. So it was an excellent ride. The scenery was low woods on both sides of the road and every once in a while there would be a few dwellings, with the odd ranch. Some of the ranches looked like they were big operations.
I left with Ken and Liam and rode with them most of the day. Liam and I had a bunch of fun sling shotting each other past other riders so that we could take pictures of the riders. I would draft Liam and we would speed past the rider and then take their picture. Then I would boast Liam past the riders.
We are in a nice like campground tonight which has some sort of beach where you can rent canoes and paddle boats.
A great ride day,