I made it to Buchanan, VA. Decided to stay at the Wattstull Inn. Went swimming a little earlier, grabbed a shower, a few beers and restocked on some food. I met a kid earlier who did the TransAmerica Trail with his brother in 49 days. That is inspirational to say the least. 80 miles a day is more than I could do, but his parents were paying for his shelter and they were staying in high end hostels and hotels. I have been roughing it for the most part, which is cheaper and less comfortable.
Anyway, he introduced me to Warm Showers, which is a cycling couch surfing app. Hopefully I can find some cyclists who are willing to help me out with a place to sleep whether it be a bed or lawn. Anything is appreciated. I expect to start pushing 50 to 60 miles a day now that I’m out of the mountains. It was also recommended I buy a taser or pepper spray for the dogs in Kentucky. Hopefully I don’t have to use that or my knife…it could get ugly…for the dog of course.