I spent the first part of the day on a small side road, but it was pretty busy, so I had to pay a lot of attention to traffic. The second half of the day was spent on a 4 lane highway that had a wide shoulder, but rubble strips down the middle of it, and signs on the side of the road that said: SHARE THE ROAD, with the bike underneath. I don't understand for the life of me why they bother putting in a nice shoulder and rumble strips and yet don't leave enough room for a bike to use it, so the bicyclist is forced onto the street.
So I spent 3 hours walking between the rumble strips and the highway where I bikes usually are. Which wasn't too bad until I got further into town and the shoulder turned into a drainage way. That's hard to push my cart on because it's at an angle and makes it difficult to keep it straight.
I stayed in an apartment that owned by a professor at the college in town. He lives in Athens and I actually got to meet him last week while he was driving to work in Athens, that was completely on accident, since he will be home in Athens tonight. The apartment was super cute; a studio in an old, colorful house that was surprising quiet considering it was on the road right in front of campus.
Steve set up dinner with 4 of his students who I meet downtown. It was a nice way to spend the evening and I had some great pizza at a restaurant called The Brick. After that, I went back to the apartment and watched some TV on my phone since there was no TV or WiFi and that was it! Pretty good day all in all, even if the traffic was busy, I'm just so glad to have some nice weather again, it's been a few months since I haven't had any rain, and temperatures in the 50's or higher.