|packed and ready to roll|
We headed down the river from Asheville with Erwin TN as our goal. Mike does not camp so he took care of the lodging, a bed and breakfast. I had sketched a map on some paper, in the spirit of exploration and adventure and willing to make some wrong turns. I figured our route would cover about 86 miles on day 1.
|Marshall, NC city limits|
|grinding up to TN|
At the NC-TN state line we stopped for some photos and then headed down the other side.
|Mike is a speck in the distance, headed into TN|
As I checked the time and odometer, our mileage grew. The new route had added mileage which was cool with me. If I had arrived at Erwin with 86 miles, I was determined to ride another 14, being so close to 100. We rolled up to a stop sign after a long fast stint and the sign said Erwin:7. I looked at the Odometer and it said 97 miles. Sweet. We stopped for a snack, Mike had a Yoohoo, and I had a Coke with some Sour Cream and Cheddar Ruffles.
|part of what I ate on today's ride|
2 more days to go with the big climb over Roan Mt tomorrow....