Well day 2 and part of day 3 are done. I’m starting to figure out exactly how far I can go each day given the weight, heat, and hills. Honestly, this is already one of the most physically challenging things I’ve ever done, but I’m making it. The hardest part was the fact that the seat is so uncomfortable and was causing some serious bruises on my rump, but today I bought a gel cover that seems to be helping. The rest of the difficulty comes mostly from the heat and humidity, and of course the fact that Tennessee is anything but flat.
Honestly, this is already one of the most physically challenging things I’ve ever done, but I’m making it.
Editor’s Note: Anthony unicycled 47 miles on Saturday. No wonder he’s tired!
A stop in downtown Morristown, TN, where I paused for a while before going off to find somewhere to sleep. It was thunderstorming all around where I was, hence the bag cover, but luckily I missed the worst of it, and all I got was a light sprinkling.
I had originally planned to head all the way to an official campground about 5 miles out of town, but I found a little secluded spot in the woods along the way where I set up my hammock, cooked my food, and slept for the night.
This morning I woke up and started riding to find a friend who joined me along the way.
Basically in the hottest part of the day I found myself climbing a large hill sweating myself to death. I stopped to rest in the shade for a while and wonder where all the old farmers were.