This is our next to last day on the road for Pablove Across America 2011. Today we logged about 95 miles between Laurel and Picayune, MS. The day was pretty much solid rollers and some semblance of a head wind. No dirt or gravel today, much to my own personal disappointment. I’ve been absolutely thrilled rolling through the most remote parts of the country. A few days back, I saw a church sign that said, “There are not short cuts to any place that’s worth going.” For me, that’s pretty much been my experience this last week.
Tonight’s wrap up video is pretty much a full on shout out to the awesomeness of the folks at HERO and BikeLab in Greensboro, AL who donated the amazing bike I’ve been riding this week. Even though it’s weight is probably twice that of the bikes the other riders have been pushing along, I’m happy to say that it has been a durable, comfortable and thrilling machine to ride. We’ve been lucky enough to have Pro Tour mechanic, Chad Contreras of SRAM’s Neutral Race Support with us and he has tuned this thing into perfection.