Pretty decent day for riding in NC. Overcast skies, temps in the 50's with winds 5mph. I didn't ride quite as far as planned as I didn't want to get caught out in the rain-which is supposed to come in later this afternoon. I still managed 70 miles and averaged about 18 mph and rode just under 4 hours.
I took a ride SE of where I live which eventually puts me out in some pretty rural areas. Still lots of farming out that way. Unfortunately it is also the land of Turkey houses. Between the smell of the Turkey houses and the droppings that are spread on the fields this time of year, it was not the most pleasant aroma for several miles. I'm tried to keep my heartrate down in that area so I wouldn't have to suck too much air!! All I know is that a roasted turkey smells one heck of a lot better than what I smelled today!!
Here are a few pics from today. Nothing too special but thought you might enjoy some scenes from rural NC. They are: a neat little rock pond in front of a house with daffodils in bloom, a dilapidated chicken/turkey house (across the street from the pond) and Union Cemetary, established in 1810. The cemetary is surrounded by a short rock wall in the middle of a plowed field and out in the middle of nowhere. Just hard to imagine folks actually living out that way away from streams, etc 200 years ago.
The perfect area for growing tobacco and cotton though....
I also came up on two large hawks on the side of the road enjoying an opossum for lunch--I stopped and attempted to get a picture but they flew off and sat in a tree until I left.