Daily mileage 47.71 Segment 47.71 Total 549.8
Route: Fordyce to Pine Bluff AR (Best Western). I left the car at the “A OK” Motel, while I am cycling. I’m not sure when I depart if I will return via Greyhound bus or catch a ride with someone.
Today’s ride is mostly uneventful. The roads are really nice, with wide shoulders, and relatively flat. I know that all of Arkansas is not flat like this, but this route is a winner. I make good headway.
The weather forecast predicted the wind to be from the South. An airport windsock shows the wind to be from my 2 O’Clock, and it seems to stay a crosswind between 2 O’clock and 4 O’clock most of the day.
At about the halfway point, I stop at a highway rest stop, and fall asleep for over an hour. Whew, where did that come from?
I met up with several friendly people on today’s trip. I took my usual breaks in several places. The property owner at a pole yard checked on me and had a friendly chat. Several locals chatted me up at a gas station.
Despite being next to a mall (which closed early on Sunday), the hotel in Pine Bluff was a bit of distance from any eating establishments. I didn’t see where I wanted to go and ended up walking about 2 miles for dinner at McDonald’s. Yum.