Today was the windiest at 22 mph. Luckily it was from the SE and it acted like a tailwind. When the temperature is over 100 degrees the breeze helps you stay cooler. Hot is hot and you need to stay hydrated.
Some roads just give you more road vibration than others. A paved road is not always the best. In Michigan we have many potholes and these sometimes get filled in and there is a bump. I find that dirt roads can be smoother. Because this is the first time on these roads, I always need to stay alert. This gives me a good reason to stop and look around when the wheels are not moving.
Riding with loaded panniers helps to take the bike frame vibration and not all go to your body. The bumpy roads all day tire me out. By sunset I am ready to go to bed.
Back in Illinois I crossed the 90th meridian and this is a reminder of my progress west. The 100th meridian has served at an eastern border of Texas.
I continue to find these. This one is in Erick, the West Wind Motel.
I love my riding days and look to find interesting and informative items to share.