Hank – We had a light breakfast and got an early start again to avoid having to ride in the afternoon heat. Today’s destination was Louisville. We rode into the sunrise for a bit and then turned north. We ended up on a quiet country road with very little traffic. After a long descent we found ourselves in a light fog. It helped us stay cool. I had to keep wiping the accumulating droplets from my glasses. The morning dew dripped from the overhanging tree branches.
We found ourselves on KY Highway 434 and there was a sign saying there was a detour. I looked it up and learned that the road ahead had been reduced to one lane due to a washout. The detour required going out onto the freeway. We didn’t like that idea so we took a chance.
We arrived at the scene and it was a lot worse than I thought but there was enough room for us to walk the bikes through. The ground was very muddy and it was the kind of mud that accumulates as you walk through it. Or roll tires through it. On the other side we had to use sticks to scrape the mud from between the tires and fenders. Kathy found a large puddle of water and we used that to help rinse the tires.
From there we followed KY Hwy 61 and then Hwy 1020 the rest of the way. Not far from Louisville I was chased by a three-legged dog and he was fast. Although he made lots of threatening noises, he didn’t try to get that close to me. We finally rolled into town and checked into the hotel. After cleaning up we had a late lunch. Kathy went back to the room and I walked around downtown for a bit.
Kathy – Our 47 mile ride today was in cooler temps than we have had over the past week. Thankful here. ☺️ We had overcast skies and a cool misty morning. The humidity was at 98% but the cloudy skies helped to keep the sunshine off of us which was a blessing. We continued to roll up and down for our first 25 miles then it leveled out to fewer rollers the remainder of the ride.
My body is feeling a little tired today. I can’t remember the last time we took a day off from riding just to relax (without walking a ton visiting city sights). Regardless the ride was good and I’m happy to take it easy in Louisville, Kentucky the remainder of the day. 😊
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