6/18/2016: well today marks 6 weeks since we first gathered on May 7th to begin our trip. At that time getting to where we are today seemed sooooo far away! Today we rode 94 miles and much of it was along roads nestled among hillsides covered with established old farm fields alongside big farm homes with multiple barns and old and new equipment. These areas are in clear contrast to some of the less wealthy farming communities of Indiana, Ohio and certainly Oklahoma!! This is a beautiful area with the weather today playing right along– again!! Right now there is no rain on the horizon which could mean we will have had 1/2 day of rain in 7 weeks! That according to the staff is unprecedented !! Check out the photo of the down and then uphill section of road we traveled today– that thing was a monster. We had a great SAG stop today. For those not familiar with the term, in cycling there are times when the most welcome face you hope to see are those folks in the Support and Gear (SAG) team. They provide food, water and a lot of moral support to each of us. Our 2nd SAG was in the town circle of Avon NY on a shady lawn. The temp had risen from 62 in the morning to 92 by 1 pm. A nice sandwich, cool drink and a smiling face at 64 miles into the ride– amazingly helpful!! Our final stop today was Canandaigua , which is located on a Lake by the same name, and one of the 5 finger lakes in this area . If the winters weren’t so bad– I’d live here! We swam briefly after a stop at Starbuck’s for a food an caffeine refuel – thanks to Bill Doering’s gift card from day 1. Finally used it Bill!! The video as silly as it seems was shot by buddy Ron- and included Sabine, Paul and I- Kevin had just exited the swim area due to a shark scare!!