Total miles: 48, +/- elevation 3514/3445, Total miles so far: 414. Weather mostly sunny, mid 40’s to start, low 60’s by afternoon.
There are 12 maps for trip and we started with Map 12 Yorktown, VA to Christiansburg, VA. Today we changed over to Map 11 Christianburg, VA to Berea, KY.
Climbs are classified by color which is figured by % grade. Green, yellow, orange, red and dark red. Dark red is the most difficult. We have not seen the dark red color yet. Garmin lets you know how much climb is left and how steep. This one is all orange and we are on climb 3 of 44. Gives you something to think about when peddling uphill at 4 mph.
We are really in for constant climbing to get over the Appalachian Mountains. As you can see Map 11 has 44 Classified climbs!
Rest stop at Draper Mercantile. We just missed lunch!