Find Your Way
May 23, 2002
Springfield to Bardstown

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.

Posted by: Laurie on May 24, 2002 09:02 AM

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? ;-)

Posted by: Harv on May 24, 2002 12:03 PM
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