23 May Blue Ridge Parkway Bicycle Ride Day 3
It rained during the night. More lightening than rain and I stayed dry. I was up at 5 AM. A tame dear stalked my camp looking for a handout. Shortly after 6 AM I had finished oatmeal and coffee and was on my bike. By 8:30 AM I was eating my 2nd breakfast of 2 eggs and French toast. Met several a thru hikers including Curmudgeon during my tuna salad lunch. Wildlife included a beautiful turkey gobble. On the bike you hear all of the birds. Early morning the drive has very light traffic making the ride peaceful. Blooming flowers includes Trillium, Wild Azaela, Mt Laurel, Foxglove, Buttercups, and Virginia Cornflower. Rode 75 miles and finished up Skyline Dr.. Tonight I am staying at the Lutheran Church hostel in Waynesboro. The bike spoke has been repaired and I have a new rear tire. The 2nd water bottle holder has been put back onto the bike. My stomach is bulging with AYCE Chinese food, salmon, and sushi. Ready to go.
Photos : Gas price on Skyline Drive
My Chinese Fortune
Riding Skyline Drive