Monday, May 9, 2011

Day #8- Edenton, NC to Chesapeake, VA- 103 miles

We rode out this day with the sunny skies gone and clouds everywhere. The rains came quickly and we continued on. The riders had sporadic escort in the driving rain.  We were able to maintain a 17 mph pace over the 100 miles even with the rains. When we reached the Currituck Ferry we were met by a Chesapeake Police Officer who rode this route last year. He had brought us lunch which was a unexpected treat. after the ferry ride the skies cleared up and we continued to the hotel. We had ridden over 800 miles together without an accident. With less than 1/2 mile to go, several of the riders tangled and two riders went down. One of the riders ended up at the hospital. Fortunately, he was just bruised and road rashed. He was cleared to ride on Tuesday.
Tomorrow is a rest day with everyone converging on the hotel.