First, the GPS data.
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We are in. Going to eat. I’ll work on pictures on return.
Finally, some pictures. Flickr pictures of tour day three, Friday, 6/9.
Don’t forget to select a map of your preference if you’d like to see where the picture was taken. They are geotagged–a part of my reason for the delay on days 01 & 02, plus my day was long.
I‘m sorry, my days are long…
This post would not have occurred when it did without the graciousness of Mr. “Chip” Smith. Mark and I met Chip and his wife as we dined at Russell’s Seafood Grill at Merrill’s Inlet. I asked Chip if he knew any place local where I could get Internet access. He thought and said no. At that point he offered his home to this guy (me) he has just met. Granted, he is a fellow cyclist, who will be cycling from Merrill’s Inlet to Southport this weekend. Anyway, I said I did not want to impose. He still held out the offer. I accepted. He then came to the motel, picked me up and brought me back. He refused to accept my offer for his time and fuel. Chip, thank you so much. You are very kind and indeed gracious. Thanks also to your lovely wife.
The Tour Story: I departed home this morning at 5:30 a.m. EDT to meet Mark at T&H Brake Shop, our C4 Saturday morning assembly point. Another C4 member, Chris Barnhill rode with us to Elizabethtown. David Bascombe came to see us off and even escorted us to the Monsanto Plant acting as a safety vehicle, with flashers. He then went ahead, pulled off the road into a parking lot, and then cheered us on as we rode by.
Thanks guys for joining us for the rideout and seeing us off.
We departed T&H Brake Service at ~6:10 a.m.
Here we go…
Chris [Barnhill] completed a Century as he rode to Elizabethtown, returned to Fayetteville, and rode around a bit. CONGRATS Chris!