Tough, Day in Virginia, Great weather
Trip Start Apr 01, 2012
93Trip End Jul 07, 2012
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Left out this morning around 7:30am feeling really good because we got to start with a nice down hill, it was even cool going down.....then came the up hills and boy were they brutal, windy and long, they go for ever....around every corner you think okay now here comes the down, not so just kept going up......
This only lasted for about 8 miles and then it was just a nice ride for another 20 miles, well then that didn't last long enough and boy more climbing..It was really tough doing the 68 miles today. Very tired and will be in bed early for sure.
My first stop for the day was in Davenport at the G&J Grocery Donna was behind the counter and a very sweet gal
Then I stopped to get ice and poweraide and meet Becky at the Sunoco gas/mart.....She didn't charge me for the ice and was very nice. I had half of my sandwich and went on my way. I stopped again at about 51 miles ate the other half of sandwich and was by now pretty exhausted. I texted MaryJane to start forward to pick me up when I'm this tired it scares me to keep riding....Well the next big climb I did walk some of it.....and pedaled.....the down was pretty scareing as it was 20mph for vehicles winding road for 4 miles....not a great down because of the hairpin turns.....
I stopped at the Library in Hayters Gap for the restroom and to get some water.....I was met by Patricia Ann the Librarian. Very nice gal and let me get some water for my camelback, rest a bit and as I was getting up I saw the Van go by OH NO.....no cell service so couldn't call to have them come back
So now I knew that MaryJane was getting my Van back to me at the motel by 3pm and i wasn't going to be able to catch up with it....So back on the bike and after the rest feeling a little better than before. I stopped at this one driveway as a older guy was about to pull out and asked him if he was headed to Abingdon and he said no and by now I had service so I texted again to MaryJane and she was at the motel and heading back....I was so thankful for her even though it only saved me about 4 miles, but I was tired and it didn't matter.......
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