|Early Morning Load Before Sunrise|
|Howard Sports His John Deere Green|
The sun was still coming up as we headed out for another 61 miles. Today's route passed through the outskirts of Jackson, the Ross Barnett Reservoir, and followed the Yockannookany River. Historical stops included the Dillion Cemetery, Battle of Raymond, and Boyd Burial Mounds.
|The New Morning Ritual ... Unload and Go|
|Sunrise Over the Trace|
|Alex and Jeff (Sporting Jeff's Club Jersey)|
|Jeff ... The 2nd Half of J&J Bicycle Trips, Inc.|
|Alex Always Has a Big Smile|
|Serene Early Morning Miles|
|Three Foot Rule Gives Us Some Room|
Karen and Aila set up a great SAG overlooking the reservoir. The whole crew assembled at one point and the atmosphere was very relaxed. The vanilla extract spray that Karen provided eliminated the nasty gnats and the temperature was very tolerable. Lots of great shots at the SAG and following the reservoir.
|Gelding Reunion ... Thinking of Mark and Dave|
|Mom and Daughter|
|One of the Girls of ABB Calendar (Ellen)|
We stopped for a nice walk along the Cypress Swamp trail. No gator sitings today, although Rod saw a big splash tha might have been one or at least a big turtle. The temperature climbed close to 100 degrees as we made the final push past the Upper Choctaw Boundary. I am always amazed at how poorly we treated the Indians and took away their land. A classic Gelding pace line made short work of the final 15 miles and had us loaded for the hotel just after Noon.
|Jeff Leading A Parade?|
|Cypress Swamp Trail|
|Gators Were Hiding Today|
Good night moon ... good night Geldings (miss you Mark and Dave) ... good night heat ... good night supporters ... good night friends ... good night blog.