Delaware - Day 304/25/2005 05:56:40 by Administrator
From: Dover, DE
To: Lewes, DE
Had a good night sleep, didn't even hear the highway that was right out our door. We went next door to the family diner. The Rear Admiral had her usual LumberJack special and I settled for a 3 egg omelet. After breakfast I 'practised' with our new tire pump. I figured that the Bike shop was down the next block, and I should have tested it out at home. It worked great, which we later appreciated because we would be needing it outside of Wyoming Delaware. We be travelled southeast today, and yes you guessed it, the wind was coming out of the southeast at 20 to 25 mph. When we were in the headwind we averaged about 9 mph, in the crosswind about 11. On the rare occasion when we had the wind behind us we sailed at 18 mph with no effort. We had our first flat tire with SeeMore in front of a cement mixing company. They filled a bucket of water for me to find the leak, and offered their tools and shop if I needed anything. People are so generous! After patching the hole, and using their rest rooms we were off again. Did I mention that the roads in Delaware are flat and perfect for riding? We followed Bicycle route 1 most of the day and stopped in Milford Delaware to see if we could find the bike shop.The Superintendent of Schools and the Chairman of the School Board stopped to see if we needed help. When I saw the Milford School District badge on the Superintendent I told him that I work for the Milford School District also! We had some laughs, and shared some 'war' stories, and they were kind enough to direct us to the best subs in Milford at Mills Bros. Mary and I spilt a large steak and cheese sub while sitting in the park in Down town Milford, uh Delaware. Even though it was cloudy in the lower 50s, we had another great day of cycling. Most of the United States was 'suffering' from a cold spell, and Delaware was no exception. In Milton we met a couple from Northern New Jersey on a purple Burley tandem. Paul and Jane were heading west, while we were heading southeast. We had done a lot of the same rides, so it was so fun to share stories. After saying our goodbyes, we headed to Lewes Delaware (first town in the first state) and set up our tent at Henlopen State park. Setting up our tent in the wind was equivalent of watching a Laurel and Hardy movie. After tying everything down, we headed back into Lewes for dinner at the Lighthouse Restaurant (yummy) and topped off the night with a Peanut Butter Parfait at Dairy Queen, while sitting by the Atlantic Ocean. It's really not about the riding, it's about the eating!