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Carol Hollowell
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Day 39- Looks like we made it!
We left Ashland and headed for the coast. The weather was perfect overcast and the rain held off all day. We followed the Capital Trail most of the day and made it to Yorktown right at 5 pm. I will try and describe the feeling you get after riding almost 40...
Day 39- Looks like we made it!
Day 39- Looks like we made it!
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Day 38- Chain wreck not gonna stop me!
Today we had NO RAIN! I was so happy. We rode into Charlottesville to visit the Haven. It wasn't open yet, but I got a chance to visit with some of the clients who were waiting to use the services. The Haven offers day shelter- laundry, food, housing assist...

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Day 37-First time for everything
Today we woke up to rain again. It never stopped in the 75 miles of riding. When I say rain, I mean lots of rain. We enjoyed a lovely breakfast with our friend Carole who we met last night. (I think she looks like Meryl Streep). We decided that being wet do...

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Day 36- The Soggy Bottom Blues
Today was wet, wet and more wet. We woke up to rain and are going to bed to rain. But we needed to ride anyways. Can't get behind! We could only muster 88 miles because of the rain. I have never been so wet in my life. We wore rubber gloves over our cycle g...

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Day 35- Fall is in the air!
Well, after 100 miles today, we made it to Radford, Virginia. I am in utter amazement of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the lush valleys of Virginia. The leaves are all turning on the trees and we saw beautiful streams almost all day. We had our last three bi...

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Day 33 and 34- God Bless America!
Out of all the days on the road, today was the prettiest. People who never go see America are missing out on the diversity and beauty. I asked people on the road all day yesterday and today if they had ever been to the Atlantic Ocean. Many said, "no, why wo...

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Day 32- Hills, Hollers and Licks
Today was a great day! Why?? Because our bike is fixed and rode like a champ! We stopped at the Danville Bike Shop and the owner, Earnst was so attentive and knowledgeable, He fixed all of our problems and got us safely back on the road. Come to find out he...

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Day 31- Always have a Plan B- Smile and move on
This morning we started off in Buffalo to head towards Berea. The first sign we should have noticed was our gear was slipping as we pulled out of the parking lot. We ignored it and headed down the road. After 13 miles we were looking at our map and nothing ...

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Day 30- Funeral, wedding, parade, county yardsale, tractor and car show and a checker tournament- Life is good in Kentucky
We headed out of Itica with a forecast of rain. It only sprinkled a little in the late afternoon. As we rounded a corner, a herd of Shetland ponies was loose on the road stopping traffic. The owner didn't look too happy. I asked him if he was the one that l...

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Days 29 and 30- Illinois and Kentucky! It's the final countdown....
Illinois was a nice short state. We entered Illinois after another hard hill day in Missouri. I have never seen the raging Mississippi. It is a lot bigger than I thought. When we crossed the bridge, the town of Chester had a statue of Popeye. We were having...
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