Southport, NC > Myrtle Beach, SC : 77 miles
Today was a huge mile marker for us, as we hit our halfway point! We’ve also ridden through 10 states now, too. We started out this morning from Southport, North Carolina and about half way thought the day we hit 900 miles. And it was right at a bike shop. Coincidence? Probably not.
Most of the day, like the last few days, was spent on a major road with a bunch of traffic. Getting our drafting technique down has been seriously helpful for me when it’s particularly windy. We met a couple at second lunch today who had also been touched by cancer. The husband said he had radiation for prostate cancer a couple years ago, which led to a big discussion about cancer research and technology and how much better the treatments are today.
I mean, that’s why we’re out here riding, you know. To talk to people and let them know that there is hope and the treatment and diagnosing for cancer is so much more advanced every year. It’s really remarkable. Not everybody is as lucky as my dad, but the hope is that someday soon we all can be.
Tomorrow we head out to Charleson. I’m hoping I can find some BBQ. If not for first lunch, then for second dinner. I hate to admit it, North Carolina, but I like South Carolina BBQ better.
Oh, and yes, we’re eating like hobbits. First breakfast (sometimes second), elevensies, first lunch, second lunch, afternoon shake, power snack, dinner and dessert.