Berea, KY to Lincoln Homestead State Park, KY
Allen has left the trail today. The need to be with his family back home outweighed his desire for adventure. It's not my place to judge and I probably don't know all the reasons behind his decision, but I really thought he'd be one of us triumphantly placing our front tires in the Pacific. However, it was clear from the beginning that his heart wasn't truly on the bicycle trail. The way he spoke of his wife, daughters, and grandchildren, his heart was always with them. I wish him the best, and that possibly our paths meet sometime in the future.
Average speed: 11.6 mph
Max speed: 38 mph