It seems that the saying "slow and steady wins the race" is applicable to me in many ways. Mostly the two main points described here, being in the way I ride my bike and the way I post my blog (which evidently means slow and barely at all).
I have been riding for well over a week now and, among many other things, I have passed through my first state. That's right Virginia has been defeated (with many climbs and fun downhills) at 570 miles. My first whole state defeated. Also just yesterday here in Kentucky (in the area where Steven Foster wrote his big song) I completed my first century ride of over 100 miles! This trip has been a huge test for me as I battle fatigue, heat, rain, and my own mind to ride for something truly inspired and important.
Another very well notable event was visiting the "Cookie Lady" (June Curry) who is a legend on the TransAm rout. Resting in her house on a brutal climb in Afton she has been feeding and housing cyclists since 1976. Her hospitality and kindness has been evident in almost every log of riders on the Trans Am rout. Also, the home below where she stays has been converted into the most fantastic museum of trinkets and artifacts of the cyclists who had been there before.
Also I conquered the climb of what many consider the most difficult climb on the trip Heyters Gap (effectively known as Haters Gap) after getting caught in a pounding from surprise hail and rain almost destroying my phone. Later to enjoy a working phone again on the fantastic descent down Vesuvius, which was fun and beautiful.
There is so much more that I can not even remember and I have so much more I look forward to sharing so stay tuned, I'm going to be posting much more now that my phone is ok as well as my PC. And hopefully I can have my first video up soon!
Until next time,