I saw three snakes, a tortoise and a lizard today. The snakes were a copperhead, a black snake(which I road over by accident) and a bright green colored one.
The ride overall went well. The Goal Zero solar panel works as it supposed to and having it attached to the back of the backpack worked as well. This is the first time on a long ride with the large backpack. That worked good as well. Got a flat with on the new puncture resistant tire. It happens.
I will need to do maintenance on the bike. Some things need adjusting/fixing.