Day 7, The Tardy Day

Man, I totally dicked about this morning for way too long. I blame the inn I was staying in – very historic building with creaky old floorboards and doors that are impossible to open quietly. When I checked in, dead beat and buggered, the clerk kept reminding me of the free breakfast at 8am. There was something appealing about a free breakfast. He mentioned pastries and I was sold. Now all this is fine and good and dandy, but as a result I didn’t leave Lexington until 10am. And you know what that means? It means that although it was …

Day 6: The Totally Blue (Ridge) Day

Day 6, The Totally Blue (Ridge) Day If I don’t have legs that can jackhammer through asphalt by the end of this trip, I shall be seriously cheesed. Yesterday, I went up and down, then up and down, then up, up, up, up, then down. Up, up, up, up, then down. Funny how the down never seemed to quite match the up, but was much appreciated all the same. It was a day filled with equal parts jubilation and frustration. I started out below the fog line on a very grey day. Late. Of course. I’m still getting the hang …