Thursday, June 21, 2007

Pactour Elite Southern Transcontinental: Day 12

Day 12: Pine Bluff AR to Batesville MS
Mileage/Ride Time: 158 miles 8:42 Time Lv/Arr: 6:30am/4:13pm
Climbing: 2000ft Avg Speed/Work: 18.1mph/4346 kJ

Today we crossed the MIssissippi River:

[You may be able to spot the two riders on the bridge.]

Today was the easiest day so far with respect to terrain - basically flat, and distance - only 158 miles.

It was hot (90F) but I think I rode well because of the lack of difficulty. At any rate, my legs felt better today than any of the previous days. And my postride SRM powermeter download confirmed it.

I rode with Dan Fuoco of Florida and Brad Reid of Illinios.
The three of us traded 1 mile pulls all day.
And the miles seem to fly by for once.

  • Basically I had a nearly perfect day except I got a real bollocking from Susan Notorangelo for riding in the middle of the road. Quite rightly so.

    She said she could've DQ'ed me right there for that.

    I'm told only one cyclist has died in PacTour. It wouldn't be good to be the second.
  • I'm told only 19 people have ridden all the miles (so far).
  • We have done over 2000 miles


Course (MapSource and Google Earth):


  1. Sandiway: Sorry to use your blog for this, but I'm dying to know if Stuart Levy is still "in the running". Any word for his DC bike-brethren? Thanks, and I enjoy checking your blog daily for progress.


  2. May the road rise up to meet you...May the wind be always at your back....


  3. Hi Michael,

    Stuart is riding nearly every day I believe.