A Day of Ups and Downs

After an eventful day in Washington DC, we hit the road again today! Off to Winchester, VA for our first encounters with the foothills of mountains, or so we thought.

The day began with a nice and easy trail ride out of the DC area. About halfway through the ride, we began to realize that the only way into Winchester from the east was on a big ole highway! To complicate matters, a storm was imminent.¬†Thanks to the kindness of strangers at Trail’s End Bike Shop and the home of a man named Sergio, everyone stayed safe until our trusty ride leader came to the rescue! Our support van came to take us to a stayover, rather than having us bike on the highway. Though we didn’t get to ride through the beautiful end of today’s route, we did manage to keep everyone safe, and we’re ready to really hit the mountains tomorrow.

Thanks again for your support,

The Illini 4000

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