Our trip through Virginia felt like nothing more than a dream. Short, relaxed rides over and through the beautiful Appalachian Mountains allowed us to soak up every last moment.
The ride into Roanoke, Va., was our shortest of the trip. The morning started with a late wakeup of 6:30 a.m. and breakfast at one of the nation’s top-ranked college dining courts. The ride included the peak of yet another mountain pass, but after riding all summer and accumulating so much elevation in the previous days, it felt like just another day on the bike. We had the afternoon to rest up and make runs for any supplies or bike repairs we needed.
That evening, we had a friendship visit at the Roanoke Zoo where we had a blast with the kids and their families. We looked around at all the animals, had dinner, rode a train around, played on the playground, and some of the young girls taught us a dance. We had the next day off and attended a lunch at a local park.
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