Today's Miles = 24.6
Average Speed = 8.2 mph
Maximum Speed = 33.2 mph
Total Miles = 923.7
I woke up early and started packing up camp just as the park was waking up for the day. I was on the road by 7:30 and it was only a few hours ride to Bardstown.
When I arrived in town I was feeling pretty grungy. I hadn't showered in two days and all of my riding clothes had already been worn twice, if not three times. I had considered staying in town in the Kentucky Home State Park, and I pulled into the park to look at the campgrounds. Seeing a shower facility ready and waiting for me, I figured they wouldn't mind if I got cleaned up before I made my decision to stay or not. Getting clean made me feel like a new man, so then I headed back into town for lunch and to look around.
Bardstown has a nice little Civil War museum so I spent a few hours looking at their displays and artifacts, then I decided to stay in town for the night so that I could wash my clothes and recharge my batteries. That meant leaving this as a low mileage day, but Bardstown is the biggest town I will pass through until I'm a hundred miles into Illinois.
As I was getting my things ready for the morning I noticed another broken spoke. I'm not sure when this one broke, as I never felt it and didn't experience any problems during the day. I'm going to fix this one as well, but I guess I will have to do something more permanent when I get to Carbondale.
Thank you so much for taking the time to post this journal. I am cycling vicariously with you and can't wait to read and see pictures of your journey as it unfolds. Your efforts are very much appreciated.
Nick... Just spent the past couple of hours reading up on your journal. Probably the best kept and formatted cycletour log on the net. I love to read about encounters of cycle tourists on the road. However, since I read this at work, I suppose it's time for me to get productive! ;-) Keep your head up! You're doing an excellent job at getting closer to the end. BTW: Who'se the most excellent photographer whose taking those great photo's of you? ;-)