Total miles: 70, +/- elevation: 4938/5577, Total miles so far: 630, Weather: Low 40’s to start, partly sunny and low 70’s at end of day.
Not many options on places to stay so we had to make it 70 miles to the First Baptist Church in Hindman, Kentucky. We started rolling in the cold at 6:40 a.m. and arrived in Hindman almost 13 hours later. We met 2 other westbound cyclists on the route heading for the same destination and we all encouraged each other to make it through a long tough day.
We were excited to get to a new state! It was still cold so we were bundled up.
Enjoyed discussing bike touring, why we each chose the TransAm, our bikes, gear, and shared tales of our rides so far. Like many we have met they have some time commitments and will be riding faster than us. They are off on another long day of riding tomorrow. We are planning on doing 20 miles.