Riding my bicycle across Vietnam
Today was a very steep day. We started out going up a large hill, which is never fun. I was lucky that I planned ahead to wake up early, and so I missed some of the heat going up the hills. Yay! There were very good views today, as always. More dogs, as always. I have noticed that the big mode of transporation in these little towns is teens driving four wheelers and dirt bikes... very interesting! At our destination of Hindman, we were planning on staying at a Cyclists Bed and Breakfast, which was camping + breakfast and shower for $25. When we arrived at Hindman, an unremarkable rural town, the B&B was closed! Since it was starting to rain, we set up camp in the city park. For dinner, we went to the local pizza place. As we were leaving, we started talking to this other woman, also a cyclist. Apparently her group was staying in a church, and she offered to let us stay there as well. We were reluctant, but after I toured the area, which involved AC, couches, toilets (no shower), a kitchen, a flat screen TV, AND AND XBOX, I was all in. There were several other people staying there as well, besides our original troupe of six: Sue and Mark were riding a recumbant tandem bicycle (see picture below).
See pictures below!