Who knows, maybe I'm just in a bad mood because I'm starting to have more thoughts of home than I am of the route, but this was REALLY tough. Why did the Adventure Cycling Association choose such difficult roads? I mean, these roads would be difficult in a CAR! Was the route planned as a super-duper weight-loss program, or a Navy Seals training course or something?
My legs were tired, and my mind was tired, and we just kept turning corners and finding more hills to climb. I decided that if the route was this hard BEFORE the Blue Ridge Parkway section, then I didn't think I could handle it, so I devised a great plan in my mind, then I pulled up to Nathan and told him I had something to tell him.