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Wednesday, June 6, 2007


Christiansburg, VA to Natural Bridge, VA
67 miles

Today started out great, but we were exhausted by the end of the day. The weather cooperated, but just at the end of the day, the sky opened up and poured on us. Also, we ran out of butt butter, which is what cyclists use to protect their rear ends from chafing. Needless to say, our butts are very very sore tonight. As we were resting at one of our breaks, a man biked up and chatted with us. His name is Joe, and he is biking from Washington, DC, and hasn't decided where he will bike to, somewhere on the west coast.

Dana and I agree that the saddest part of this trip is all the litter we see on the side of our highways. During one break, I decided to count all the litter I could see from where I was standing. I counted 18 items, including 9 cigarette butts! How disgusting is that!? Perhaps someday, we'll bike for the sole purpose of picking up garbage wherever we go.

We saw several street names today that put a smile on our faces. Just A Mere Road was the first one we saw. Then we saw Pair Of Docs Lane, and funnily enough, I, the Deaf one, pointed out to Dana that it sounded like paradox. Another one was Off The Beaten Path. I think this is one of the many things you miss out on when you travel via the interstate.

Special thanks to all the people who comment on our blog. They really motivate us and it's inspiring to know that many people enjoy reading our blog.


M&D said...

Today is Tuesday at 9pm and I just read your blog that is dated on Wednesday...did you miss a day or what? Maybe the biking IS getting to you! Sounds like you had a pretty good day. Too bad about your bottoms, but just think only about a week left! Love M&D

Sarah said...

I'm sorry your butt is tender. I'm sure that this being a long road trip, you two would have given each butt cheek a friendly name, no?

Hoping for your timely arrival for the staff retreat, would you like some wine or beer or any special drink?
Along with a smooth drink we will gladly provide a complimentary item - butt butter!

I hope this inspires you to push harder. :-)

It's all down hill from here. Keep those wheels spinning!

Anonymous said...

You're not too far from Va School for the Deaf and Blind. It's about a block or two from Route 11 in Staunton, VA (It's pronounced as STAN-ton). Stop by and check it out! :)