Saturday, August 27, 2016

127: Chillin' in Christianburg

Not too much to say about a rest day, other than it's pretty damn hot!  And we have reached the land of the super-chilled indoors, which is to say we walk into a restaurant or store and it's freezing!  And them we walk out and our glasses fog up.

We typically wash out our riding togs each day and roll them in a towel, then hang them up. Mostly, they will be dry in the morning. However, it is so humid here, that stuff is just not drying. We've have taken them outside where it's sunny and surreptitiously laid them out on the bushes around the corner of the motel to dry! Now, I would not do this at a high-end Marriott. But this is a Super 8 - and no one seems to mind.

So here is a little summary of the trip to date:

States we've ridden in:  California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ontario (Canada), New York, Vermont, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia plus Nevada and Wyoming (visited but did not ride) = 19 total

Miles to date:  6,036
Climbing: 222,485 (or about 42 miles straight up!)
Time on the bike:  520 hours
Overall average mph:  11.6
Days riding: 103
Average miles on a riding day: 58.6

Here's where we are now:

Rounding for home (sort of)


  1. Okay, so whose map is that??? We left ours at home six weeks ago! Excited to update it when I get back. ๐Ÿ’•

    1. We've covered a lot of territory since then!


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