Pedal for Project Impact: Day 7

Bob and I are on the Glacial Lakes Trail in New London Sunday with our bikes pointed towards Willmar.

June 9, 2013

Route: Albany to Willmar, Minnesota, on Stearns County Road 10, state Highway 23, old Highway 23 through Paynesville and Glacial Lakes State Trail.

Distance: 49.32 miles

Time: 4 hours, 22 minutes

Average speed: 11.25 mph

Bob and I made it home.

I won’t bore you by griping about the weather, which I’ve done all week. Suffice it to say that it rained this morning as predicted. We waited until 8:30 a.m., the latest we started riding this week.

Our ride from Albany to Roscoe on Highway 23 was on County Road 10, a two-lane thoroughfare with no shoulders. It was warmer than the other two days that we rode in the rain we experienced earlier in the week.

But the rain diminished as we headed to Paynesville and had pretty well stopped as we pedaled on the Glacial Lakes Trail. I was a wreck when I got home, but food and a shower helped.

Bob and I are both sore, but should recover.

During our ride, we covered 526 miles while pedaling for 46 hours. We rode at an average speed of 11.4 mph.

You can still make a contribution to Pedal for Project Impact.

You can mail a donation to: Safe Avenues, PO Box 568, Willmar, MN 56201. Please write PPI on the memo line of your check.

Donations can also be done online at www.willmarshelter.com. Just click on the donate button at the top of the home page and follow the instructions.

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