I really haven't been writing the log punctually, off late. Need to make it a habit. The last few days have been pretty good. The terrain is more of the same - rolling hills with farmlands as far as the eye can see. It hasn't been as steep as it was in the Ozarks. So, it has been quite easy. It's still very hot and humid and for the past 3 days it's been raining in the afternoon/evening.
My knee hasn't fully recovered yet but I have been doing 60 mile rides without too much of a problem. I make sure I am always in a low gear when climbing even small hills and I never push too hard on the pedals. Speaking of pedals, I also switched out my platform pedals with toe clips (finally!). This was in Carbondale, so it has been only 3 days now and my quads muscles still haven't strengthened enough, but I can already feel the difference. Hopefully with this, I can make it all the way without damaging my knee.
Last night, I stayed at a church and tonight I am at a fire station. The TransAm section of the trip has been full of this biker friendly accommodation and it has been fantastic.
I have only got about 650 miles to go to Durham. I have been trying to estimate how long it will take me to get there and right now it feels like 14 more days. That's a week into August. I would've liked to finish before August but that is certainly not going to happen. Oh, well.