Thursday, October 21, 2010
Day 14, Breeching Tennesee
Having slept comfortably, we woke very early at our campsite in between the lakes. After brewing some coffee we quickly left camp knowing that it would be difficult to reach the days goal of covering the entire forty mile isthmus and then onto the nearest town called Dover.
About ten miles in to the ride we were forced to stop at a picnic area having neglected breakfast. There we made pasta and fried spam with peanut butter brownies to get us through the rest of the day.
After a satisfying break, we pushed on through the rolling hills till we made it to the Tennessee border.
Though the ride became increasingly difficult, probably one of the hardest yet, it was very cool. Tons of long curvy hills to cruise down, all the while being surrounded by beautiful national forest.
Finally we finished our ride in Dover stopping at a Mcdonalds for a little instant gratification and wifi. There we grabbed some burgers and met some very generous women who after talking to for a little while offered to grab some groceries for us from their church's food pantry. A very special thanks goes to them for that.
After getting some info from a bp clerk we headed further into town to where we were camping that night, in a hammock, under a bridge, down by the river. It was a good time there. We watched a movie on Alex's netbook, ate some soup, and tucked in for the night.