We made it to Vermont!
We climbed out of Lincoln this morning after having coffee and food at Half Baked and Fully Brewed.
Later in the day, we narrowly evaded a thunderstorm by taking shelter in a little library in Piermont, NH. We would like to send a big thank you to the librarian, who was very kind and accomodating, allowing us to use their wifi, fill our water bottles, and stink up the place with our sweaty, smelly bodies. All of the locals who came into the library were also very genial and gregarious.
At this point in our ride we have heard from everyone and their mother, that we are going the wrong way. However, we have already met a few people who have completed similar trips, from east to west, so we are holding out hope for a successful journey!
In addition to the bugs we eat as we ride, we have consumed rice with freeze-dried corn and canned chicken for dinner for the past two nights, flavored with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. We even had a freeze dried ice cream sandwich tonight!
A big thanks to all of you wonderful folks for following, supporting, and encouraging us along our ride so far!
Trip stats, to date
- Lincoln, NH to East Thetford, VT
- Daily mileage: 54.3mi; Trip total to date: 178.3mi
- Daily riding time: 4hr 40min; Trip total time: 15hr 46mi
- Daily ascent: 2,812ft; Trip total ascent: 11,492ft