Monthly Archives: October 2011

Big day again

So today, with about 230 miles left, I really wanted to make some good mileage and posture myself to be able to finish tomorrow. First things first, I was up and at em early. I hit the road at 7:30. … Continue reading

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Finishing up the Appalachains

I’m so glad I took yesterday off. Not only was the weather better today and I needed the rest, but it gave the snow a chance to melt to the north along the parkway. Yesterday would’ve been nasty and miserable, … Continue reading

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Time for a break

So here is the list of things I was thinking of for today: -There was a massive storm system that is rolling through the northeast dumping rain and snow and causing temperatures to plummet. -I’m in the northeast. -Being in … Continue reading

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Cold and wet

After an absolutely AMAZING game six last night (!), I was excited to get going today and man up in the adverse weather conditions. I didn’t get out really early though. It was 9:00 when I left. Not bad seeing … Continue reading

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Keep pedaling

I guess I was tired. After going to bed early, I slept in late and didn’t hit the road until 10:10. ¬†Even still, with all that rest and a pretty good tailwind, when I came to a hill, I just … Continue reading

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Damascus and Mt Rogers

I knew today was going to be a big day and it didn’t waste any time getting started. 150′ of climb directly out the door in the first .3 mile. That’s ok. I don’t ever worry about warming up anyway! … Continue reading

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Getting beat up in the mountains

When I left Elk Horn City this morning, there wasn’t any getting warmed up. Straight to work climbing. I had over 1200′ in the first 10 miles. Within that 10, I crossed into Virginia. I’m now in my last state! … Continue reading

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Almost finished with Kentucky

This morning I was up at 8 and after taking a little too long to get going, out the door at 9:30. After asking the girl at the front desk last night about traffic on my route, I was pretty … Continue reading

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Into the Appalachians

After staying up entirely too late watching the baseball game and seeing the forecasted low of 35, I decided to sleep in a bit and let it warm up. Up at 9:00, breakfast, gather everything and prepare for the day. … Continue reading

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A nice day in the bluegrass

The morning started out pretty cold, but it slowly warmed to cool by afternoon and the sunshine was amazing! Kentucky’s rolling hills have been great. With the cooler temps (35), I waited to leave until 9:00. It was really brisk, … Continue reading

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