NYC to Florida – Day 10


(picture: sun setting over the Chickahominy River, Virginia)

Date: 29 April 2011
Woke up in: Richmond, Virginia
Fell asleep in: James City County, Virginia
Miles ridden today: 49
Total miles ridden so far: 472.5
Weather: Sunny, warm – delightful really.

This was a good day from beginning to end!

Things started well, if a bit late, as we somehow managed to get caught up in Good Morning America’s coverage of Kate and Wills getting hitched. All those Union Jack flags did look rather marvellous, even if half of them had OK Magazine emblazoned on them.

Well, the Westminster Wedding delayed us when combined with the fact that this Will managed to consume an impressive amount of 7% beer in Richmond last night and was not about to go anywhere in a hurry.

One we did get going though it was an excellent day of cycling; the wind wasn’t against us (hurrah!), the route was easy to follow and light on traffic and large swathes of it were very gently downhill. We’ve deserved an easy day for a while; it felt good to finally get one!

We’re camping again tonight. Our neighbour is also cycle touring (for the first time ever) and has today completed the first 30 miles of a planned 4,000 mile or so trip across the US. With his dog, Russell. Russell sits in a pull along child trailer when he gets too tired to run alongside his peddling human partner. Brilliant. Bonkers, of course, but brilliant.

About silkakt

I'm a map addict. I nip out in my lunch break to go to the National Map Centre, just around the corner from where I work, to feed my habit. My fix normally costs £7.99 and comes in the form of an OS map, although I'm a big fan of Sustrans cycle maps, the Trailblazer walking guides and maps of the world too. And once I've got my new map, I start plotting - routes, adventures and an escape away from the office that I spend too much time in. Maps, quite simply, make the world a better and more exciting place.
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