As the title indicates, Day 2 was not as good as Day 1. Actually, the hills were better, but the bike broke down and the day ended early. As I think about it, maybe Day 2 was better than Day 1! After all, I was so hot and tired. Every time Dan stopped I flopped in the grass. I didn' see Dan flopping, but he sure was sweating. It was only later this evening that we found out why.
Eileen picked us up on the EGW trail. That was more difficult than you might think since we hadn't seen a town for over 10 miles and Eileen's GPS started with the question What town do you want? Dan eventually went out into the road and yelled toward a driver with his window down "Where am I? What town is near here?" The driver gave Dan two or three choices, most we couldn't understand. Eileen resorted to solving the problem the old fashioned way - she looked at a map.
So we got picked up and rode the rest of the way in an air conditioned car. I can't understand why Dan doesn't finish the trip that way. Anyway, lucky for us our next stop was Biller's Bikes in Havre de Grace. This was a good time to be spending the night at a bike shop. That's where we met Walter and Mara Biller - wonderful people. They even have two cats to play with. Actually only one cause the other one scares me.
Walter checked the bike out and said "This bike is unrideable!" At least that made Dan feel better. Walter fixed the bike and we learned that the problems actually started during Day 1. Maybe that means Dan's next day biking will be much too easy!
Dan has decided to make Monday our rest day instead of Tuesday. Walter and Mara are having a biking party tomorrow and expect more than 100 people to attend. Dan will show his bike, trailer, signs, flags, and ME! This may be a day worth spending here talking and passing out palm cards.
The pictures above are from the Torrey C Brown Trail (aka Northern Central Railroad Trail). This was a wonderful 7.25 miles of biking ending in Monkton, MD.