Day 3 was the big push, 30 miles, 45 miles and then a 60 miler to finish off the day. In my Dad's case I don't think he'd ever gone 60 and I had definitely not done 30+ three days in a row. It isn't exaggeration to say that neither of us was positive we wouldn't be calling for vehicular assistance somewhere short of our goal. But regardless of any hesitations we set off early after a fairly unsatisfying breakfast at 0700 on the nose.
|Late afternoon on Day 2, upon our arrival to Connellsville we had a burst of the most gorgeous light. This auto store was across the street from our B&B and got lit up perfectly.|
|The rail yard at Connellsville is awesome to check out, not the biggest we saw but very impressive, definitely something I don't know much about.|
|Mile 50 felt good, the 'countdown' to Pittsburgh started to feel more real here. The Saluki as ever looked and rode well.|
|If you are an Eagle Scout candidate in these parts you build these shelters... Honestly they are fine work and we saw a dozen or more of them. Well done to the local BSA and it's Eagle Scouts.|
|The scenery was neither dominated by wildflowers nor were they ever absent. We saw some really nice flowers and I didn't stop to take pictures of many of them but these did catch my eye at a rest stop.|
|Catch up on shot's of me... I finally handed off the camera to my Dad for some mid ride shots. I really do look like a gorilla riding a toy bike in this one!|
|Mile 24, the Saluki and I are doing fine. Despite the sun it was quite cold, in the 40's when we left.|