Bicycle Touring

Day 34 - Chester to Farmington

in Trans-Am    11 min. read

June 22, 2002

I woke up and heard dad tell mother that it was 7 o’clock, when I clearly knew it was 6. I woke back up when it was actually 7. They are still wrapping their mind around this whole different time zone thing. We packed up tents, hit the restrooms up the hill in the park and got moving.

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Day 33 - Carbondale to Chester

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June 21, 2002

I woke up about 8 AM and wanted to take a look at the Weather Channel. I had it on for a bit while I hit the restroom, and soon all I heard was static on the television. I admit, it was better than the annoying elevator music that normally plays on the Weather Channel.

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Day 32 - Tunnel Hill to Carbondale

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June 20, 2002

I woke up around 7 and started getting things together. I was feeling a little better that yesterday morning and I wanted to get started before the bad heat. I talked with a lady that was in the campground to bush-hog a little for the owner. The registration sign was asking for $18 to camp, which is pretty stiff for someone not using any of the horse facilities.

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Day 31 - Cave in Rock to Tunnel Hill

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June 19, 2002

I still had some pangs of stomach pain when I fell asleep last night. I had figured whatever was bugging me would work itself out overnight. I had a beautiful nightlight of the moon on my naked tent, with the rain fly tucked neatly in a bag.

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Day 30 - Sebree to Cave in Rock

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June 18, 2002

I climbed in my sleeping bag just after finishing the send for the evening. I listened to an episode of the Andy Griffith show on channel 7, whatever that is in Sebree. It got colder last night than I expected and I had to fully enclose my head in the mummy bag before I was really comfortable.

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Day 29 - Rough River Dam State Park to Sebree

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June 17, 2002

Today I entered Oklahoma! It was only the crossing of two streets and I never saw the sign for the city, just the dot on the map, but I had to start that way for those of you out there who thought initially of the state (you know who you are, you’re not fooling anyone).

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Day 28 - Cabin to Rough River Dam Airport

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June 16, 2002

I got a chance to sleep well last night. Paul, Grace and 3 of the 4 kids left headed home last night. Ruth and Noah had headed out Friday night, because Noah’s pinkeye was still contagious. The last night was just Dave (the owner of the cabin), Mark (Ruth’s husband), Daniel and I.

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Day 26 and 27 - Rough River Lake

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June 14, 2002

When Ruth, Daniel, Noah and I were heading around looking for a place to eat lunch on Friday, we passed the rider doing just Kentucky. I had Ruth get next to him and told him good luck. He was surprised to see me ahead of him and I explained about my 90+ mile day to get to the cabin on Thursday.

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Day 25 - Bardstown to Rough River Lake

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June 13, 2002

The party that started at 10:30 last night didn’t stop till well into 11, giving me an ear full of music that wasn’t intended to help you sleep. The traffic didn’t slow until past midnight. I assumed that with as little sleep as I had gotten in the Harrodsburg park, I would sleep deep and long.

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Day 24 - Lincoln's Homestead

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June 12, 2002

Photos taken at the Lincoln’s Homestead Site.

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