We left Hindman around 11:30 and the rain had basically stopped. The roads were still a little wet by we had a great ride for the first 15 miles- very flat with small hills so we were making good time. We met a solo biker going the other way. He was 64 and had been on the road since April! He was very ready to get to the east coast.
We had to ride on RT 80 for about 6 miles which was terrible because the big coal tucks were spewing muddy rain gunk from their tires at us. This road also had huge uphills and downhills in which we had to avoid grooved shoulders and debris on the side of the road.
After we got through that we stopped at a walmart to to pick up some supplies, including a dry bag for our sleeping pads because our trash bags finally failed us. We ended the day with the never-ending Buckhorn Mountain and camped at the state park there.
Miles today: 48
Miles for week 2: 361
Total miles so far: 630
We are feeling very strong these days! We are hoping to make it to Berea today which will be the end of section 11 map. Only 10 more to go
Some pictures of today's ride:
Location:Campground Rd,Buckhorn,United States