June 6th, 2019 / (76km/47mi) The last two days were ‘rest’ and ‘get ready’ days: Tim, my oldest son, flew in from Germany two days ago to finally join the trip and ride with me the remaining 1000 miles (approximately, I think that’s it roughly). His bike and trailer we had sent with Fedex to […]Read more "Day 40 / Lexington, KY to Berea, KY"
June 3rd, 2019 / (98km/61mi) Made it to Lexington, passing thru historic Harrodsburg and crossing the Kentucky river. Nice scenery today. Easy ride. And today is the end of my solo trip. I will now pause for two days. Tim will fly in tomorrow. His bike and trailer should arrive tomorrow at a FedEx store […]Read more "Day 37 / Springfield, KY to Lexington, KY"
June 2nd, 2019 / (76km/47mi) Another easy cruising day today getting me from Elizabethtown to Springfield. It’s just 76 km / 47 miles and reasonably little up and down the hills. Once I’m out of Elizabethtown, Google Maps directs me into a “highway” to the right, which is basically a quiet side-road that gets me […]Read more "Day 36 / Elizabethtown, KY to Springfield, KY"
June 1st, 2019 / (78km/48mi) I start late today. There’s no need to rush out as it’s anyways just 78 kilometers to my next stop in Elizabethtown (Kentucky!). My ride again gets me thru rural areas with a few farms and houses spread out along the road. When I follow the main “highways” or roads, […]Read more "Day 35 / Rough River Dam State Park, KY to Elizabethtown, KY"
May 31st, 2019 / (120km/75mi, 930hm) While the forecast was fine and things looked good when I woke up, as I leave Madisonville dark rain clouds hang all over the sky in my back and follow me diligently for almost the entire ride. I seem to always be at the binge of where it rains, […]Read more "Day 34 / Madisonville, KY to Rough River Dam State, KY Resort"
May 30th, 2019 / (0km/0mi) Rain’s forecasted for today and when I check outside thru the window early in the morning, it indeed is raining strongly. So I stay in Madisonville today. Burning one of my slack days to reach Lexington, KY, on June 4th. No harm done, I need to sit around somewhere anyways. […]Read more "Day 33 / Madisonville, KY"
May 29th, 2019 / (98km/64mi, 930hm) As planned, I get up early from my alarm and check the weather outside: it looks good. Good enough at least to decide not to stay here and rather get moving further East towards Lexington. Every stop I have finished before Tim arrives, is a good stop and bad […]Read more "Day 32 / Elizabethtown, IL to Madisonville, KY"
May 28th, 2019 / (118km/74mi, 1100hm) This morning I sleep long – I cancel the alarm several times and get up only by 7:30am finally, feeling the urge to head for breakfast. Today I want to stay in Carbondale and get a few things done. Tomorrow I continue to Elizabethtown where things start to get […]Read more "Day 31 / Carbondale, IL to Elizabethtown, IL"
May 27th, 2019 / (135km/84mi) I start at around 7:30am — late, but I didn’t get out of bed again – and am still undecided whether I take the short leg to Chester, IL, or extend today’s ride to Carbondale, IL But I decide that I can still make a decision later once I’m in […]Read more "Day 30 / Farmington, MO to Carbondale, IL"
May 26th. 2019 / (98km/61mi, 940hm) Trying to escape the heat of the day that hit me yesterday and trying to outrun some thunderstorm that is forecasted to kick in here in the Ellington area around 11am, I get up early and leave Ellington towards the East at shortly past 6am. It’s very quiet outside […]Read more "Day 29 / Ellington, MO to Farmington, MO"