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16-03-29  Day 2 Battlefields and Plantations

2 Wheels, 6 Months, 1 Adventure!!!
TransAmerica 2016 Blog

The stars were winking at me as the cool breeze brushed against my whiskers. AHHH. Cowboy Camping!!!… The birds started singing at 5:30 am…. Back on the east coast where the birds are louder…. And plentiful… It was cold so I started fully clothed. Might need to adjust for colder mornings..

7:00 am I pulled out back on the Capital Bike Trail. It rolls all the way to Richmond but I will leave it for less busy Mechinicsville.


The morning I visited Sherwood Forrest Plantation. John Tyler, The 10th PrePresident the US. I can only remember the first…  After doing the President thing he decided to get married…… Have 7 children,  and remodel the home, making it a 300 ft home, the longest frame house in the US…. It would make a nice Bowling Alley… Or hideaway…   It was early and no one was at the plantation so I biked on..


Plantation after Plantation morphed into Battlefield after Battlefield… The Melvern Hill story was that the Confederate forces took it wave after wave at a price of 5000 lives. Union….3,000… Another time for reflection.


Stopped for lunch at the Willis Methodist Church. Pastor Mark greeted me as the 2nd Biker on the year.. The first March 7th… Maybe I can catch up…..  or not.

On to Mechinicsville 5:00 o’clock traffic. Everyone was patient taking their turn passing  old Silver. It was late but felt good so I pushed on to Ashland, VA. Old Town Bicycles.


A nice stop to Martin’s Grocery Store to charge up and a half gallon of Moose Tracks.. Blogging Done!

Ashland Va. 69.5 Miles