Monday, May 2, 2011

Day#2- Hardeeville, SC to North Charleston, SC

Daisy Fresh after 60 miles
Today was the second day of the long ride from FLETC to DC. We started at 0630 and headed north on Route 17 towards Ridgeland, SC. We are traveling unescorted today so instead of riding two by two, we have to ride in a pace line for almost 90 miles. The roads are not very smooth and we spent a lot of time dodging rim busting potholes all day long. We had a total of 7 flats for the day. A long ride tradition was fulfilled when the first rider of the day flatted the first of 6 flats for this one rider. He has to buy the liquid refreshment for everyone tonight. Several of the riders had to get in the support vehicles for various medical reasons. We finished up the day in North Charleston at 1630 hours. Total ride mileage for today was 111 miles. Tomorrow we head up the coast towards Georgetown, SC. We will have more memorials starting tomorrow until we reach Chesapeake on Sunday afternoon.