Day 7, 55 miles, Tues, Aug 31, 2010

(My odometer: 60 mi, 14.8 avg mph, 3h 46m 8s, max speed 23.3 mph)
Whiteville, NC to Myrtle Beach, SC

Up at 5:00, 6:00 continental breakfast at hotel, 7:00 load luggage, 7:10 on the road. Today’s forecast was mostly sunny with temps in the low 90’s.

Because today was a short 55 miles, we all road slower than usual. Even though I was the last one in, I still arrived at hotel at noon.

I was surprised to discover that our hotel was right on the ocean and our room was facing the ocean. We are on the second floor and have a balcony overlooking the ocean. This is really cool, very special.

We quickly had a RAP for Thursday’s ride to Georgetown and then several of us went for a walk on the beach. We then went to lunch at an Irish Pub/restaurant next to our hotel. Then I came back to do laundry here at hotel and do my computer blog. Time passed quickly and soon it was time for dinner. I joined 3 other cyclists and we took a cab to a fancy restaurant 3 miles away, then back to hotel. I expect to have a cyclist's autobiographies posted in a few days, just like I did on my ride last year. I think all you that are following me will find it very interesting. More on this soon...

Tomorrow is a day off here at Myrtle Beach. I don’t have a plan yet but swimming in the ocean is something I’d like to do.

(Click on the images below for a larger view of each photo.)

Carl Groch

Mike Dicou

Leslie Dicou

Steve Worthy

Mike Roon

Shane O’Leary

Kathi O’Leary

Debbie Tarvin

Ken Hodges

Sreve Lange

Scenic view

Pink fire engine

Pink fire engine

Welcome to SC

Carl riding to Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ocean view

Mike and Leslie

Best Western, our hotel

View from our balcony

Balcony view

Hotel pool

View from inside our room

RAP for Thursday

RAP for Thursday

Beach view


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