The 4th Day of the Midwest Tour is complete, and all CCI riders are still standing! Yesterday, we thought it was pretty cold for July...little did we know it would get colder. Today, we were met with a balmy 46 degrees waiting for us when we left for theday’s ride. Luckily, there was almost no wind and perfectly blue, clear skies. The sun warmed things up quickly, and we had no problem staying warm and comfortable through the crisp morning hours.
Today was considered a “rest” day. After back-to-back century rides, everyone was very sore and tired. Although we are not able to completely take a day to recover, we only had to pedal 62 miles to reach our destination. After riding 100 miles in the previous days, 62 felt quick and easy. We only made one rest stop, and arrived at our stopping point between 1 and 2 in the afternoon. We had a quick lunch out of the trailer, and everyone had a chance to shower and get changed into street clothes.
We were given free time to explore Madison via our bikes, visit bike shops, nap, get coffee, etc. We finished the evening with supper at a local pizza joint - a great way to end the day.
Tomorrow we get back behind the wheel for a longer day as we head into Illinois. We are excited to cross another state border sometime during the ride!
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