Friday, 20 Jun 2014
Covington, KY to Dry Ridge, KY
34.4 miles, 3h13m, 10.6 mph
Elapsed Time: 3h55m, Max speed: 29.6mph
Total Climbing: 2146ft, Max elevation: 981ft
Total mileage: 961.6
I built two extra days into the tour in case of bad weather. But
when the weather was bad I rode anyway. So I decided
to burn one of my days by splitting this day into two. Otherwise I
would have had to ride 90 miles in the
heat through the Kentucky hills. And I deserve a short day. It
started with a sweaty climb on roads that generally did not suck.
This road closure was vexing. But then I realized I am still under
3 tons, so I just went over the bridge.
Hard to believe I've ridden over 900 miles without complaining
about rumble strips. Well, I'm in Kentucky now, so
what should I expect? Too close to the edge to help a
driver--taking up the whole shoulder so I have to
ride in the traffic lane. At least they aren't too deep.
Saw a lot of trains today. All headed toward Cincinnati.
Fortunately there wasn't one coming right now.
Not sure what it means to be a "clean" county. I was worried that
it might be a euphemism for "dry," but it turns out that
Grant County recently became "moist." So, I can get a beer with
This is the Dixie Highway. Not too much traffic. Little shoulder.
Stupid rumble strip. I'll spend some more
time on this road tomorrow.
Relaxing in the room with a new soda: Ale-8-One. It's a pun on "A
Late One," and it's the only soda
invented in Kentucky that is still being sold. Sort of a
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