8 Day Southeastern CT Tour
Gales Ferry, Ledyard, Mystic, Groton, Stonington

Day 7, Monday, August 19, 2013
30.9 miles
Ledyard, Gales Ferry, Groton
2h 15m 51s
13.6 avg mph
max speed 35.4 mph

Up again at 6:00, thanks to Foxy. Today was supposed to be a 54 mile ride starting at Norwichtown Green. Donna and I did a "car ride" for it (yesterday) Sunday afternoon. It was originally a challenging ride up into Canterbury, Brooklyn, Hampton, Scotland, Chaplin and Windham. We did a "car ride" of it and got lost, canned the ride and replaced it with a shorter ride out to the west into Bozrah, Lebanon and Colchester. We also did a "car ride" for that one. I wasn't sure that I wanted to do that one either. So we made up a 27 mile ride over into New London, Waterford and East Lyme as a back-up. I drove to Norwichtown Green this morning, no one else showed up so I came home with the expectation of doing the East Lyme ride. When I got home, my friend Mike Fritz was at my house expecting to join me on today’s ride. GREAT! We have both been trying to connect for a ride for 4 years, so we made up a short 10 mile ride. He then rode home and I did 20 more miles and end up with a 31 mile ride. We did make some tentative future plans - more on that later.

Tomorrow will be a 50 mile ride and the last ride of my 8 day 2013 RFA effort. My thank you gathering (for donors) will be this Saturday, August 24, 3 - 5 PM at my home. Light refreshments will be provided and I will share some stories.

Mike and me
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