Today we started the day going to an MS day treatment program. There were about 50 quite advanced MS patients, who come to the center between 1-4 days per week. The center provides activities, PT/OT, counseling; it was impressive how positive the clients were about the program. The residents have been following our ride, exercising how they can, and assigning equivalent distances to match us. We were treated like royalty, and got lunch as a bonus.
The ride started around noon, and was 60 miles due north. Not surprisingly, it rained all day. It was flat and fairly easy except for the weather. We are staying in a “bicycle bunkhouse”, a farm that has been rearranged to be a haven for cross country bikers. Great birds, wonderful host, and a full meal.