Lori - 90 miles away
Average Speed - I almost passed my first cyclist, but he turned into his driveway
Lodging - Americamps - $11
I like this picture, because it captures pretty well how I see myself as a bicycle tourist. One would think that toward the end of a long journey that the picture would be more clear, but I'm finding quite the opposite to be true. So many experiences...so many thoughts...so much inspiration...so much exposure...all in such a short period of time...too much to process!
In the beginning and it's all so new.
I'm in the middle and just focused on a day at a time.
I'm toward the end and the whole experience catches up with me and blows by me like a loaded logging truck on a narrow mountain road. It's hard to hold a straight line.
I could go on, but this is a blog about bike riding, not philosophy, so let's focus on the ride.
I woke up this morning to nice cool temperatures. After a cup of coffee and a sandwich from the nearby convenience store, I loaded my bike and was off. The ride today took me through some nice Virginia countryside...
My original plan was to ride to Mechanicsville and stay in a motel, but they were crazy expensive, so I made the day a little shorter and stopped at a campground. I was a little frustrated with not doing the miles I originally planned until I noticed this across the street...
To start out so deep. To end so shallow. Wecome to me!