We got up early intent on covering a lot of ground today. Yesterday’s clouds had cleared, but it had gotten even colder. It was only 2 degrees C when we got up, but warmed to 8 degrees by 9am when we got underway. As cold as it was, we were still better off than some, as areas to the northeast had received up to 10 inches of snow overnight!
We broke the ride into thirds with two stops for food and to warm up and ended up putting a lot of distance behind us.
We rode into West Virginia on the I77 to a point north of Beckley, and then north on Hwy 19, stopping for a diner lunch outside of Summersville. From Summersville we continued north to the I79 stopping in Washington, Pennsylvania for a warm-up before passing through Pittsburgh and on to Grove City for the night.
Despite the cold, we rode almost 570km’s today and have only about 500km’s further to go before completing our journey.