The weather forecast for Barberton Ohio for today and tomorrow is 90 degrees. The forecast for Roen France is a comfortable 72 degrees and a 70 % chance of rain. You may wonder about the relevance of the Roen forecast, but check the title of the post-Le Tour began this past weekend.
Today’s segment of le Tour is only 122 miles-but it is labeled as medium mountains on the route schedule. The schedule for tomorrow is Abbeville to Roen labeled plain and 133 miles in length. I have ridden 100 miles in one day, actually I almost completed a full T.O.S.R.V (The Tour of the Sioto River Valley-210 miles total) down Columbus way, several years ago. This was a personal triumph of which I am still very proud as although I did not fully complete the ride it was and still is the greatest distance I have ridden on a bicycle in a single day.
Tomorrow we plan on riding our bicycles and will probably head out early to try to beat the heat of the day. I doubt we will ride 133 miles, we may not even ride 33 but we should be out for more than 3 miles.
On this 4th of July eve I am thankful for those whose actions resulted in our celebration as a country of our independence. I am in awe of humans capable of riding over 100 miles a day for almost 20 days. We plan on taking some July 4th photos on our ride, will you-ride, and will you take pictures?