Daily mileage 42.47 Segment 147.6 Total 649.7
Route: Clarendon to Forrest City AR (Save Inn).
Weather forecast: 40% chance of rain (“scattered showers”). It seems to have rained overnight (I slept through it). It was cloudy in the morning but no rain following departure. More importantly, I had a tail wind almost all day!! After about 10:30, the clouds cleared, and it got very hot and humid. I started having breaks every ~5 miles after the heat/humidity showed up (Brinkley & East).
I didn’t have breakfast at the gas station or diner next to the motel, and just started riding, anticipating that there would be somewhere to eat before I got through town. There wasn’t, and I ended up not eating anything until I arrived in Brinkley about 10:45, and had an early lunch.
I was pretty tired when I rolled into the Save Inn in Forrest City. The hotel was under some renovation, and my room was not stellar, but the price was reasonable. Again, I soak my saddle sores in the shower. After recovering from the ride, I walk about 2 miles (round trip) and have dinner at a Mexican restaurant nearby. This is not a good part of town but the restaurant is a bright spot in the neighborhood.