16-04-21 Day 25 Fenders
Biking the TransAm 2016 Blog
2 Wheels, 6 Months, 1 Adventure
The sound of rain on the metal roof made for restful sleep, but when I woke up I wasn’t in a hurry to ride in the rain… The forecast was for rain off and on all day… Garrett was on a tight schedule so he biked west while I biked east to the Fordville Diner…
Sandra asked if I needed a menu and filled my coffee cup…. America ….. got to love it …. The State of Kentucky allows people to smoke in their restaurants. This made me eat faster than normal. Sandra loaded my gatorade bottle with hot coffee and into the rain I rode.
At first it was uncomfortable but by the time I was soaking wet…. well I’ll just say it’s part of the adventure. It wasn’t that cold and I would be sweating anyway. Stop, Sip Coffee, Eat and the rain continued to fall…
The country was filled with grain silos and no cows…. Rolling hills with a few breathers… My goal was Sebree where there is a church hostel… I needed a short day to let my legs rest from the 84 miler yesterday… Not sustainable..
In Utica I called ahead and Bob answered…. “Sure we will be looking forward to meet you”. Such a friendly voice made the ride go by quickly.. I was soaking wet and needed shelter. I found the church and a great friend of bicyclers.. Bob and Violet have been hosting bikers since they came to Sebree to pastor the church… Bob gave me the tour and invited me for dinner at their home at 6:00 pm.
Darlene, Violet, Bob and I enjoyed beef vegetable soup and cornbread. It was so nice to sit at a dinner table and share… I ate and ate… They were accustomed to bikers appetite. They sent me on my way with prayers and a bag full of cornbread and cookies.. I am filled …. In all ways… And grateful… Thank you!!!
Fordsville to Sebree Ky 53 miles
Sebree Baptist Church Basement