Sorry I haven’t updated y’all in the past few days, but I have been pretty lazy/exhausted from the biking. We are currently in Petersburg, VA, after spending earlier in the day exploring Richmond a little bit. It was a short ride today (about 25 miles), so that was nice. However, our pace was between 18-22 mph. We were booking it, which was both challenging and awesome. I put the picture above just to show my view when I am biking. That ride was when we were riding to Fredericksburg, which involved taking mostly highways looking like the one above. However, our routes have also gone through winding roads in beautiful forests, which is great for observing the scenery!
It is mind-boggling that we have even traveled this far on our route. Since leaving Baltimore, we have biked more than 200 miles, and I can definitely tell the change in landscape and culture even as I have left Maryland. I feel the Southern accent coming on, and the heat is getting more intense.
Virginia is also a very hilly state. With the ride to Richmond, the rolling hills did not stop. After we would climb up one hill, we would see another monster of a hill about a quarter mile ahead. Yet, we all finished, which tells me that really this route is possible no matter what. We just have to stay mentally motivated and remember who we are riding for.
That’s all for today, but I will keep you all posted with my future journeys!