I ran into two girls named Whitney and Promise this morning. They decided that they would ride their first century and go to Hindman with me where I was meeting Chops. We had a great ride and it was nice to exchange stories up some tough Kentucky climbs. Chops showed up to Hindman and started riding towards us. As spirits waned and the century mark approached we finally met up with Chops. Chops and I hiked the Appalachian Trail together in 2007 along with a guy named Comet. We hadn't seen each other in 4 years and it is great to be out adventuring with him again. Chops was just the boost we needed and we rode the last ten miles in the dark. The hostel we stayed at was at the top of a huge hill, but the host David made it worth it. It turned out to be a pretty epic day and I can't wait to keep catching up with Chops over this weekend.
Here are the girls riding their bikes:
- Jeremy Tagliaferre; hiker, biker, and general life liker.