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I was so happy to see her. We stayed in a hotel for two nights, which was a luxury compared to camping or staying at churches. We spent the day in Berea visiting the arts and crafts stores, and eating at different restaurants.
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I bicycled a lot of the roads in central KY during that time. The TransAm route uses many of the same roads.
I felt right at home biking over the rolling hills past occasional tobacco barns. At the town of Loretto, I encountered large, black buildings up to six stories high.
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Between Hodgenville and the Axtel Campground, we descended to the Rough River and the time zone boundary between Eastern and Central time zones. None of us were expecting the steep, winding wall in front of us.
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On my day off in Berea, I decided to mail home my heavy sleeping bag, rain gear and fleece pull-over jacket. I bought a light weight 1 pound 13 ounces 50F sleeping bag to replace my 5 pound 6 ounce bag. I was now another 9 pounds lighter!
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It really worked well. The dog literally did a degree turn in the air and ran away from me after being blasted by the sound wave. Over the next three days, we continued our slow ascents and scary descents through the mountains. I have become a much desired cycling partner with a few riders in our group.
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Returning by 5pm, the cooks whip up a delicious meal, including appetizers, main course and dessert. Dinner is at 6pm, when we all gather around a table to feed our calorie starved bodies. Water is then boiled for cleaning dishes, where each person washes their personal dishes, followed by the cooks who wash all of the cooking gear.
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The electronic stuff is always the last to get packed. We ride about 54 miles a day, but not as one large group. Each of us has our own pace. Some ride solo; others ride in groups of three or four. Each day the group dynamic is different.
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The first five days of riding were slow and easy. There were very few hills and even a few miles on the Capital Trail bike path. The route passed many farms growing wheat, corn and cotton.
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