Monday - We had our first cold, wet ride today. It started raining soon after we left and remained drizzly, foggy, and cold for most of the morning. About two-thirds of the way through the ride, we stopped at a cafe to warm up with coffee and a second breakfast. The owner had to call in extra help because all of us riders completely overwhelmed her. Shortly after we resumed our ride, the sun came out and the rest of the day turned out pretty nice, though still a little cool.
This may sound odd, but it seems strange to me tonight to look around the horizon and not see any mountains. We've definitely left the Rocky's behind and have entered the American plains.
Distance: 120.4 km
Elevation: +2192 / -3132 ft
Average speed: 28.6 km/h