Catawba, VA to Radford, VA
Our alarm went off at 6 AM. We fell back to sleep. It was clear our bodies were trying to tell us something. Sleep deprived and sore we ready ourselves for another long day on the road. 60+ miles today, at least that was the plan.
Within the first 10 miles on the bike I began to loosen up. I credit it to the three vitamin I, I took before breakfast. Becky was another story, she was hurting. No amount of ibuprofen can cure exhaustion. We were physically and mentally burnt out from seven days grinding out miles on the road. Early on Becky hints at the idea of stopping at a hotel in Christianburg. This would be a mere 30 miles for the day. Her argument for stopping is "I can't go on". How can I argue with that. The truth is my body could really use a break as well.
Average speed: 9.8 mph
Max speed: 30 mph