Saturday May 7,2016 50.5 miles(81.3 km)
I got a bit of a late start on this day, my body said it wanted to sleep a bit more when the alarm went off and I agreed with my body and went back to sleep for a while.
The ride started off fairly well without too many hills. Once I got to the hills I started have some mechanical problems with the trike, it was shifting or skipping when it was not supposed to. I continued to limp along, making adjustments and hoping it would continue to work. The ride became a bit frustrating but I continued. I then remembered there was a listing on warmshowers.org of a bike mechanic near Berea (there are no bike shops in the area). I sent him a message hoping I could have him look at my trike once got to Berea. Soon I got a message back that he would be able to look at my trike (that was a relief) and I continued on fixing things as I went. When I was about 5 miles from Berea, I had another issue and had pulled my trike over to a parking lot and began to work on it. Soon a car pulled up and a guy steps out and says "Hey Bruce", Paul the bike mechanic had tracked me down. He worked on things for about an hour and I was good to go. Thanks Paul!!
As I was getting close to Berea a thunderstorm came in fast. I saw a house with a carport and I headed to it. I pulled under the carport with a vehicle that was already there. I rang their doorbell and knocked on their door to let them know I was there and what I was doing but there was no answer. I waited out the storm (about 45 minutes) and then made my way to Berea.
I only took a few pictures (I don't seem to take many when things like trike not working correctly are on my mind)
Even though the day was a bit frustrating it ended well. I arrived at my destination for the day. Berea is the end of the Appalachians and now in the Bluegrass part of Kentucky. I have completed Map 11, so another map can be retired.
I spent the night camped behind a fire station in Berea. Nice place to camp, hot shower and a place to charge my stuff. It rained through most of the night but I was dry in my tent.