Monday, May 26, 2014

Day 1!

We had a whirlwind busy week last week and spent the time tying up loose ends.  Needless to say I did not get a lot of blogging done.  However, we are on the road!

Day 1 was a blast, a tiring, tiring blast.  We started out with an instrument trailer that got taken back home (by our trusty friend Tyler) along with some of the heaviest food items ten miles into the bike ride.  From then on, the ride was much easier.

I got a scraped up knee at one point.  We rode for 35 miles heading south out of Sunbury and haven't passed one grocery store or gas station, so you can get a sense for our surroundings.  The views have been absolutely incredible.  The 2-mile-long uphill stretch outside of Dalmatia was challenging, but the downhill side was just what we needed and the views were indescribable!

To finish a pretty spectacular day, we were offered hospitality by one lovely couple, our new friends Larry and Anita.  They have been so warm and welcoming, giving us not only a place to set up camp, but use of their bathroom AND they fed us!  We met them yesterday when my rack fell off in front of their house and Larry helped me and Mike fix it with his extensive tool assortment.  So far, we have been SO blessed!