St. Louis, MO to Merrimont, OH – Miles: 622 | Elevation: 24,912 feet
DAY 53 | Sept 22, 2017
88.84 miles | 1,893 ft
St. Louis, MO to Pinckneyville, IL
Heat crisis; stupid hot, stupid humid.
DAY 54 | Sept 23, 2017
81.75 miles | 3,435 ft
Pinckneyville, IL to Simpson, IL
Rollers through southern Illinois; connecting with the Trans Am Trail. Camped at Bay Creek Ranch – Horse/RV
DAY 55 | Sept 24, 2017
72.47 miles | 4,649 ft
Simpson, IL to Morgan Field, KY
Enter Kentucky! Camped at Higginson-Henry Wildlife Management Area
DAY 56 | Sept 25, 2017
66.14 miles | 1,601 ft
Morgan Field, KY to Owensboro, KY
Tobacco Barn Photo contest begins. Camped at Diamond Lake Resort.
DAY 57 | Sept 26, 2017
89.39 miles | 4,070 ft
Owensboro, KY to Brandenburg, KY
Big miles across Kentucky, race is on to get to Milford Academy for Friday!
DAY 58 | Sept 27, 2017
97.99 miles | 3,415 ft
Brandenburg, KY to Madison, IN
A one night stand in Indiana
DAY 59 | Sept 28, 2017
79.99 miles | 3,301 ft
Madison, IN to Independence, KY
Northern Kentucky, you’re beautiful!
DAY 60 | Sept 29, 2017
50.44 miles | 2,393 ft
Independence, KY to Merrimont, OH
Milford Success Academy Visit.
We were scheduled to arrive at Milford Success Academy on Friday at noon. At precisely that time, we were halfway up the surprisingly long hill to the school. We were sweating it out. The team dug deep, rocketed onto school grounds, and turned a corner to a crowd of cheering students and teachers. We were 4 minutes late, but no one seemed to mind. Helmets weren’t even off before the questions started to fly — how many miles a day, where do you sleep, has it been hard, fun, scary, all of the above, and so on . . . We had a terrific time at Milford.
DAY 61 | Sept 30, 2017