16-04-03    Day 7   Climbing to Love Gap

Biking the TransAm 2016
2 Wheels, 6 Months, 1 Adventure!!!


I still had a bike load of work to do so when I woke up at 4:30 am there was no going back to sleep. Finally at 6:00 I went to work. Packing my life’s possessions into Iva’s basement closet, sending my last W2 to Florida, and packing up the gear for six months.. It was so cold outside I rethought my long underwear choice and changed to a thicker pair.

The birthday girl, Iva, beamed into the kitchen and proceeded to fill my bags with food….  The Best Bike Angel you could have….


We rushed to met Susanna at White Hall at 9:30 and started pedaling at 10:30….. We knew we had a climb but 2000 ft up was a challenge. Susanna did great and led the way…

Since it was Sunday there was a lot of traffic on the road. We stopped at the popcorn stand at Afton and enjoyed lunch were the Blue Ridge Parkway begins..

More climbing and more climbing. By the time we reached Ravens Roost we both were pooped. Since we needed water, We pushed on to Love Gap and Mountain Top Church. We ate dinner and decided to stay on the church property. I an so thankful to have someone bike with me….Very Nice…Thanks Susanna!!!

Mountain Top Church…31.5 Miles