A very windy day made it a tough slog out of Mississippi. The terrain was not hard, but the headwind and mileage on tired legs made things difficult.
Start city: Ocean Springs, MS
End city: Dauphin Island, AL
Total miles to date: 2385
Days in Mississippi: 2
Miles in Mississippi: 134
Pedaling time: 5 hours, 38 minutes
Avg. speed: 14.8 mph
Feet climbed: 1850
Fatigue factor: 9 out of 10
Wind: SE 5-20 mph, headwind most of day
Road condition: 4 out of 5
Temperature extremes: 60 at ride start, 80 at ride finish
The surprise of the morning was the herd of longhorns posing for pictures. More than we saw in 19 days crossing Texas!
Perhaps the Texas Longhorns were hiding out on the back 40 and weren’t visible while we were passing through!
The day concluded with a brisk headwind while climbing this bridge into Dauphin Island.
Mobile Bay was not happy with the wind and neither were we.
Did we make it? The stoker recovered from a slight “bridge meltdown” and took this picture on the other side.
Our reward? We are off the bike tomorrow, but stay tuned to this blog as we meet the staff that makes us pampered pedalers.
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