BRAG 2013 Day 5: Flat, Fast and Furious

As you remember from yesterday, Tropical Storm Andrea invited herself to the party and doused everyone who rode. Today she is gone, and in her wake she leaves a gift, a “furious” 15 mph tailwind for most of the day.

We leave Waycross just before 8AM and immediately get stuck at a railroad crossing with a train that stops and blocks the entire road.

We have to walk around the end of the train, hoping that it doesn’t back up. Many people in Waycross are going to be late for work today.

Our “work” is going to be “easy” today. All we have to do is pedal 71 miles or so to Brunswick. It’s flat and we do have that tailwind. Thanks, Andrea.

Along with the world’s best peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, we have been consuming a lot of Georgia peaches at the rest stops this year. Judging by what we have had on BRAG, its going to be a good year for peaches, so stock up when you see them.

We ride on the same road for 25 miles today, which gets a little monotonous. As we approach the coast, the scenery gets a little more aquatic.

This would be a good time to remind our readers about fire safety.

At this rest stop we run into Roswell cycling legend Doug Fallon, who tells us we must eat at Willie’s Wee-Nee Wagon when we get into Brunswick.

Willie’s is famous for their pork chop sandwich, and if you can find a better one in Glynn County, they will pay you $2000.


Does it live up to the hype? We order two of them and an order of fries so we can investigate their claim.

Delicious! Here are four more satisfied customers who don’t think they will find a better sandwich in Glynn County.

There are only two things that could make today better. The first would be free beer and snacks in the lobby of our Embassy Suites hotel. Nice touch.


The second would be a Golden Corral within walking distance of the hotel.

Ah yes. We only eat at GC once a year, and it has to be on BRAG.

If its not on the buffet, you probably don’t need to eat it.

After 75 miles on the bike, this is a guilt-free meal!

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