Thursday, June 25, 2009

Coal Country

Day 49: 100 miles - After getting out of Berea this morning, we immediately began riding up this beautiful valley into the heart of western Appalachian range. Over the course of the day, we had several significant climbs and were shortly followed by the best descents we've had the whole trip. They were screaming fast with tight banked turns. It felt like each one was better than the last and led to one of the best days of riding of the trip so far.

We stopped in Booneville for lunch and ran into a guy from Madrid named Raul who was heading west on the transam. We had a great time talking to him and answering all of the questions he had about the rest of the trip.

As we got closer to Hazard, KY, we saw some weather moving in. Luckily we found some shelter in a BP just as it unloaded. We had high hopes of going another 23 to Hindman, but I guess it's going to have to wait until tomorrow.

We'll be camping in Damascus, VA Saturday night and riding an 11 mile section of the creeper if anyone is interested in joining us.

650 miles to Yorktown

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