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Uphill and Against the Wind - TransAm E-W
By Dave T

Day 21: Hodgenville to Rough River SP - Nice ride, a cool shower and a hacky sack

Friday June 6, 1986, 61 miles (98 km) - Total so far: 1,014 miles (1,632 km)

I slept out on the picnic table last night and so did Steve. I got eaten alive by the bugs, so I guess it was a mistake. We were up kinda late and I guess we didn't feel like putting up the tents. Steve and I headed out for breakfast and we didn't see anyone from the BC group all morning. They stayed on the other side of town at the fair grounds (I think).

The ride today was more the same here in Western Kentucky, rolling hills and grasslands. I see some Amish people for the first time today. They don't use any modern day conveniences like motorized vehicles. One Amish farmer stopped and talked to us as we took a shade break.

The weather was cloudy and cool most of the day, great for riding. I've been getting tired of the hot, humid 95 degree days. Sweat has been dripping down the back of my shorts, chapping my ass... literally chapping my ass. I have been wondering why all the cyclists I've been seeing lately have been applying some sort of powder (on their rear) on the side of the road. Finally, I asked one guy what the deal is with the powder he said it's for my chapped butt. Ok, next store I'm getting powder.

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Kentucky Tobacco Drying Shed

Photo courtesy and copyright by Gordon Hamachi

The ride was pretty good until about 8 miles out and the rain just poured on us. There was no cover so we just rode it out, arriving at Rough River SP soaking wet. We did do about 60 miles today but it seems to just fly by, as Steve and I cranked it out. I pulled into a covered shelter in the SP and got a few things dried out, while I took a nice hot shower. After sitting around for a couple hours the weather cleared and became very nice out. The BC group pulled in and said it rained most of the day for them.

This evening we met a couple of guys from California doing Hacky Sack. Fred, Sheryl, Steve and I tried our hand (or maybe I should say feet) at Hacky Sack we failed greatly. The SoCal guys were pretty funny, patiently trying to teach us some hacky basics.

Well, another day in Kentucky another dry county. Note to self: Don't cycle Kentucky ever again. I should be crossing the Ohio River in 2 days and I'll be in Illinois. I'm looking forward to moving out of this state.

Today Clay got me again. Clay told me the State Police found Phil in the ditch. Are you serious? NO, he got on a bus and returned home, called BC for a refund. Thanks Phil for making me worry about you for a week, you idiot.

Crossed into Central Time Zone today, gaining an hour. ~


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