Vesuvius to Troutville 63 miles

The distance was not bad and the climbing was substantial less than yesterday, but to make it interesting it rained on us all day. It was a cold rain which when going downhill the rain would sting your face. I actually like the climbing today because it help me warm up. We have lost one of our team members today due to a family member illness. He hopes to be able to join us on our first rest day.

Ed Carl, one of my riding partners, had a deer in a headlight close encounter. He was riding down the road with a car coming toward him in the rain. To make it more frightening a deer came out of woods and shot across the road right in front of Ed and the car. Both Ed and car missed the deer but just barely. It could have been a total disaster.

Tonight, most of the team will be sleeping at the city park, but Kye and I chose to stay in a hotel so I could get an internet connect. That is the reason for the gap in posting. We are also taking advantage of this time to do some laundry. It couldn’t have come at a better time since we had rain today.

5 thoughts on “Vesuvius to Troutville 63 miles

  1. Allison Smith June 5, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    Dave – I am loving all of your post. Please keep them coming. We are rooting for you and so excited to see you accomplish this goal!

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  2. Vicki June 6, 2017 / 8:10 am

    What an adventure you will be encountering!!! Can just imagine the beauty of the country and people you are meeting!!! Glad you made it through the “rain”!! Hi to Kye!!!

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  3. Karla Zielke June 6, 2017 / 10:03 am

    Stay safe Dave and be careful riding on the slick roads!

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  4. Christina June 6, 2017 / 11:47 am

    Love the posts. Am so proud of you! And it sounds like you are meeting some great people along the way. Love to you and Kye!

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  5. Tony Barranco June 6, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    Glad to hear you have managed to keep the rubber side down. Be safe.

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