This is going to be an exceedingly boring update as I’m not in too much the creative writing mood. Maybe just a more informational update: “Hey, I’m alive, and in Richmond, Virginia resting and recuperating! Haven’t killed myself yet!”
I’ve managed to update my map, so if you’re curious as to the route I’ve taken so far, you can check that out. There is a gap somewhere between Mt. Vernon and Occoquan, VA for some reason that I haven’t been able to figure out. My GPS just stopped recording data for some reason, but it’s small and the route stays very obvious despite the gap. There is also a point around Quantico and the Chopawamsic Backcountry Area where I had to backtrack as I was off on some dirt/gravel tracks somewhere and my gps was being finicky. As well, I had to cycle back to find my tent that jumped out of my trailer anyway, while I was careening along these pretty rough, albeit fun, trails.
I’ve been here about a day and a half already, and am either leaving tomorrow or Saturday. Currently I’m having my bike looked over at the Richmond Bicycle Studio. I recommend checking it out if you’re ever passing through. It’s a big, beautiful space right next door to Lamplighter Coffee Company.