Today was challenging and exhilarating. As you might imagine, the learning curve for someone that has been on the road only in planes, trains and automobiles transitioning to a bicycle was not very steep. But we did get everything strapped on to the Xtracycles, including Marty’s homemade camera mounts (he’s really proud of them), and hit the road into a fine, Kentucky veil of rain. It never let up but once we we’re completely soaked it didn’t really make a difference. I had hunger today unlike any I’ve had in years. I had a Clif Bar that tasted a gourmet dinner! Frankfort, KY is in a valley, which was rewarding at the end of the ride. The weight of the load on the back it pretty overwhelming sometimes but I’ll get better and stronger as the tour goes on. We had a lovely show at Poor Richard and finished off the night with Katie and Marty’s very first ALE8ONE (Kentucky’s signature soda)… success. Tomorrow is a longer ride to play a beautiful room in Danville, KY at the Community Arts Center. Here’s hoping the rain sticks to the sky tomorrow.
Here’s a great post we had about the tour today: