The rest day was terrific (aren’t they all?). We spent 2 nights at Camp Marydale. During that time, we had the opportunity to visit the historic and beautifully preserved city of St. Francisville.
The trees are older than the churches.
Relaxing at the Girl Scout camp and taking in the sights on an afternoon walk was a highlight for us.
I even made a new friend!
Anne treated us to a fabulous Cajun dinner ahead of our 87-mile day.
Meanwhile, back on the road today we encountered the hilly terrain left for us by the glaciers of days gone by.
Although we are in Louisiana, today was not a flat ride!
Start City: St. Francisville, LA
End city: Franklinton, LA
Total miles to date: 2185
Days in Louisiana: 3.5
Miles in Louisiana: 269
Pedaling time: 5 hours, 30 minutes
Avg. speed: 15.8 mph
Feet climbed: 3500
Fatigue factor: 8 out of 10
Wind: SE 5-10 mph, crosswind for most of day
Road condition: 2 out of 5
Temperature extremes: 65 at ride start, 75 at ride finish
Nothing halts a peloton faster than road construction.
We didn’t care that we had to wait for the flag man to wave us through because we were just so excited to see ANY work done on the roads in this state.
Tomorrow: Mississippi, here we come!
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