And we took a picture.
Linda saved us even more trouble by staying with us for several hours
and carrying our gear. Then she brought us food when the restaurant at
Whetstone Ridge was closed (permanently). Then she brought us dinner
and breakfast food in case the restaurant at Otter Creek was closed. I
don't know what we would have done without her, but we certainly would
have been hungrier and thirstier and heavier.
So we rode and we rode and it was hot and we thought is was going to
rain but it didn't.
We saw very few wild animals, probably because of the near constant
stream of noisy motorcycles on the road. The most exciting nature
moment was seeing a dung beetle tirelessly rolling his ball of dung
down the Parkway. This nature moment ended badly, however, when the
beetle went crunch under Kevin's back wheel. He tried to swerve, but it
was too late.
Looking sad because Linda was leaving.
The only tunnel on the Parkway in Virginia.
I was going about 40mph when I took this picture. Exciting!
Eventually Linda left us with our bags and some extra food. I sent back
several items with her that I didn't I would need or were taking up too
much space. We only had one major climb with all our gear, then there
was an awesome 11 mile descent to the Otter Creek campground. We set up
our tents on the little tent pad. Then we ate the food Linda left with
us. Then we went to the restaurant (which was open) and ate a second
Tomorrow we ride to Roanoke. We should have Internet access.