Marion, KY to Goreville, IL
Our four fellow cyclists have already boarded the ferry. One of the ships crew is holding a chain beginning the departure process. Becky and I are 30 seconds out and closing fast. The man sees us and waves us on. Goodbye Kentucky, Hello Illinois! The murky brown waters of the Ohio River surge by. On the other side awaits our third state out of the 10 total we'll pass through. "One step closer," I think to myself with an ever widening grin on my face.
"We slept the sleep of the just, the just plain tired." -Edward Abbey
Average speed: 10.2 mph
Max speed: 37.4 mph