Day 4, Ashland to Crashland, VA

I am typing this with one hand. I wish that was as dirty as it sounds. But it’s not and I’ll explain that in a minute. But first, let’s catch up. After a restful night in Ashland, I set off on what I planned to be a long mileage day. First stop would be Mineral for lunch, then on to just outside Charlottesville to a KOA. About 95 miles, give or take. It ended up being “take” day. Definitely a take. But you don’t know things are going to go pear shaped when you’re starting out, all fresh in the …

Day 3, Glendale to Ashland, VA

Sleeping in a church is like sleeping anywhere else. Except with really high ceilings. And with lots of windows. And pulpits. And pews. And hymn books. I woke up a couple of times during the night sweating like crazy, and I don’t know if that was ‘cause my sleeping bag is just so awesome or I’d caught a bit of a chill from the rain riding. Every time I woke up, I could still hear the rain. Ugh, so glad to be indoors! When light finally broke, I was snug and comfy in my bright yellow cocoon. Guess what? Still …