Riding my bicycle across Vietnam
Oh man, today was tough too. Even though it was only 50 miles, it was very difficult. It was even flat too. I think that it is because it is the first day after the rest day, but I'm not sure. Good riding today. A lot of very remote, rural roads, with very few cars. I did see one modified pick up truck with massive wheels, it was pretty cool. I think that I may now be known in "The Biking Fam" as the AirBnB guru, because I scored big in Harrodsburg. For $11 total, I found a camping location with a pool, shower, bathroom, wifi, and fire pit. That does not get any better. And because we were generally awesome, the host let us sleep inside too. Now keep in mind that at this point, we had nine people in our group, so the cost for the night came out to be about $1.20 per person. Can't beat it. On a sadder note, reality is setting in that it is my last few days with these people, the people that I have met and bonded with, the nicest people. Everyone gets to know each other so well when we camp, pedal, and cook together every day for a few weeks. This sadness was compunded when another bombshell was dropped: Brian and Leah (the father daughter tandem group), had decided to cut their trip short because they were missed at home, so they decided to go to Louisville, which is off route from the TransAm trail. I decided to go with them since Louisville is closer to Cleveland than the previously decided final destination of nowhereville, KY. And so, with a heavy heart, we said our goodbyes to the other 1/2 of "The Biking Fam" in the morning. That is not to say that we did not celebrate first! We had fruit salad, and rotisserie chicken for dinner which Danny invigorated with honey and other spiced. For dessert we had smores and ice cream cones around the fire. I typed up a lenghty note to Ping and Qing in Google Translate about how if I ever went to China, I would call them! Pictures are below.