Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A Much Better Day--Its Mayberry!

Our second day of riding was a joy compared to the first! We all rode to breakfast in downtown Mt. Airy which was a great way to start the day. Andy Griffith was from Mt. Airy and he modeled the show Mayberry after his hometown. There are even a couple of Mayberry sheriff's cars on the street and they escorted us out of breakfast through town. In fact, we had police escorts all through town which just showed that small town, Mayberry feel.
Our first turn took us into a parking lot and someone yelled, "wrong turn" and we bolted back to the main road with no accidents. Problem was that was the right turn and we were supposed to be at a tree planting. We all felt bad afterwards because the mayor and other dignitaries were on hand.
The day of riding had some big hills and climbs, really steep but they seemed to be balance with great downhills--I hit 42mph one of them. Some of the heavier guys might have hit 50!
We had a great Thanksgiving lunch as it was Canadian Thanksgiving. Turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberries and yes even pumpkin pie!
More riding to the next break which was at a grist mill over 100 years old. Still working, still grinding various grains.
We ended up our 80 mile ride at the University of North Carolina Greensboro where we saw some new climbing techniques by Sherrill--our major tree gear for the industry.
Dinner was on our own which allowed Team Bartlett to get together along with a few friends and business partners.
What difference a day makes to the legs and the body. On to day 3--Greensboro to Raleigh!

"The Canadians" having Thanksgiving Dinner.

Super support person Jo

Breakfast in Mayberry

Our masseuse at work during the ride. Seriously, we have a masseuse!

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