It is 12:55pm, and I’m at the third rest stop, which is at Deerfield Academy (in Deerfield). The volunteers here are all academy students (as well as football players, I think). They applaud and cheer each rider who comes in, or even passes by.

A bunch of flat riding ahead as I head down into Whately. Should go by pretty quickly.

Crowd of people in front of a canopy, on grassy area between street and sidewalk.  Trees in background.