CNC 2008

Day Seven

White Lake to Oak Island

October 04, 2008


Mileage - 80.44
Ride Time - 5 hours and 28 minutes
Average Speed - 14,7 mph
Maximum Speed - 21.0 mph
Accumulative Miles - 466
Accumulative Ride time - 33 hours and 35 minutes
Maximum Heart Beat - 109
Resting Heart Beat - 43-45

Started 7:10 A.M. and finished 2:20 P.M.


Elwell Ferry - connects two small communities



"Heading Home"

       I woke-up this morning about 4:00 A.M. and couldn't go back to sleep. I laid there until about 5:45 when the alarm went off. The weather was a little warmer than several days ago. I quickly took down my tent and as usual the tent cover was wet from the heavy dew. I was excited and ready to finish that last day to the finish line.

        I rode out of the White Lake complex about 7:10 A.M., the earliest I had started. It seemed as though everyone was excited about the last day to the finish. There was just something in the air. No one said so, but you could see bikers rushing around and riding out of the camp grounds earlier than usual.

        Right before the first rest stop was the Elwell Ferry which I found interesting and wanted to look at while I was there. Who knows, may never pass this way again. It added a couple of miles to the trip. But it was I would say, one of kind and which was a curiosity. After visiting the Elwell Ferry I was back on the rode again.

        I continued on at a pace of about 15-16 MPH. As the miles was pedaled away I started getting tired and was taking more breaks. The road was flat and straight which made it a little boring. The scenery was pretty much the same all the way on day seven until we got to the beach area. That is one thing about the mountains, you have the up and down hillers and a constant change of scenery. After about five and 1/2 hours on the bike I came upon my destination, Oak Island. My arms, shoulders and legs were all ready for a rest.

       Well, after showering CNC had a nice fish dinner for us, which was very tasty. After a short rest, it was to the hotel for some well deserved rest in a real bed. After this one night of rest we would be headed home the next morning.

       But, Praise the Lord, I finished.

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