70 mile day, 1,070 total miles.
Brutal heat again today . . . with sweltering temperatures hovering close to 100 degrees. We also had long, LONG hills, one after another . . . inching up one side, and flying down the other (but only going up the next hill about 20% of its height).
What made the day tougher was that there were almost no stores, gas stations, cafes, etc., open because it was Memorial Day. At one point in the route, I just stopped at a house and asked for cold water. They couldn’t have been nicer, giving me cold bottled water!
Since I was in charge of cooking, I immediately suggested going out to dinner. We had tasty fare at the Marion Cafe (excellent homemade pies).