Day 3 of The Pink Pedal was supposed to be a nice relaxing ride from Brookville, PA to Sharon, PA. However, it turned out to be the most challenging ride of the entire trip thus far. Every descent seemed to be followed by an even larger ascent and we were all pushed to our physical and mental limits. With the temperatures in excess of 85 degrees, we went through water bottle after water bottle to stay hydrated on the 80 mile trip.
Travis on one of many hill climbs
In the morning we worked out a route, but little did we know that a shortcut Travis came up with would lead us on a three mile dirt road adventure that was a disaster waiting to happen.
Ty on the dirt road
Somehow we managed to survive the dirt road unscathed with all of our equipment intact and kept trucking towards Sharon. The elevation profile we looked at prior to the ride, did not do the route justice whatsoever.
Travis and Nick cruising along
Regardless of the difficult route, the unfortunate detours, and the hot temperatures, Day 3 of The Pink Pedal was a success. We saw some beautiful sights and met some great people.
J.R. Anczarski triumphs!