Day 16: Columbus to Richmond

We rode 102 miles into Richmond today! We crossed the Indiana border at mile 97, so we are barely across, but across nonetheless. It’s exciting to continue checking states off the list.

We got up at 4:45 instead of 5:45 this morning so that we could be on the road by 6. It was warm today, so we were hoping to beat the heat. It was a little strange going to bed when it was still light out and packing the van in the dark this morning. It was definitely worth the early morning, though, because we were all at the stay over by 4:45. We did two snack stops at mile 20 and mile 40, then lunch at mile 60, and a last rest stop at mile 80. At mile 80 we pulled off at a farm and the man who owns it asked what we were up to. After hearing our mission, he pulled out his wallet and gave us a donation. We are continually thankful for such generosity.

Our stay over doesn’t have showers tonight, so Simon called around and found a school that let us come over and shower. We were all very pleased after such a long day.

Needless to say, we are all heading to bed early tonight.

DR

 

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