Virginia Beach, VA > Nags Head, NC : 78 miles
After a much needed day off to rest and recover we were back on the road again covering 78 miles from Virginia Beach to NagsHead at our fastest pace yet. It was the first day that we had a consistent tailwind. We were able to cruise at between 16 and 20 mph most of the way.
It was Katie’s turn to get a flat tire today, another puncture from debris on the side of the road. We are getting pretty quick at changing tubes.
We met a group of cyclists at one of our rest stops. They had a lot of questions about how to do a long ride, racks, equipment, bikes, etc. They ride together a lot in the Virginia Beach area, usually on back roads but recently someone who lives on one of the back roads threw a bunch of thumb tacks in the road! Not very neighborly. One of the riders has a friend who is completing his final round of chemotherapy for Hodgkins Lymphoma. It seems everyone we meet has been impacted in some way by cancer.
We passed the 600 mile mark of our journey today, one third complete. We are planning an early start tomorrow to take advantage of another day of tailwinds. We will be writing tomorrow from Ocracoke. So long for now, we need to sort our laundry and get some sleep. Remember, help us spread the word, there are many out there who may be lifted by our story of hope.