I just completed 3000 miles!!! I thought my trip was only about this long but I still have 500 miles to go.
The last few days have been fun. I stayed at fire houses the last three nights. Two at Utica and one at White Mills. Yesterday at White Mills, they even responded to a minor accident. That was pretty cool.
The people here in Kentucky have been very nice so far. They have all been very welcoming and have a characteristic hill-billy accent.
For the last two days, I have been riding with Kawika. He is a bike racer living in Maui. He knows a lot about bikes and biking. He even has some really cool gear - AR goggles and camera. Though he had to slow down a bit and I had to push myself a bit, we both rode together for 2 days. It was a fun ride and I learnt a lot too. Most importantly, I learnt to use the upstroke as much as possible.
My knees have been holding up remarkably well. I have been keeping a good pace and doing 60 plus miles days without any pain. Hopefully, it will stay that way for the next 10 days or so. I have definitely changed my pedaling style a bit and I think that's helping.
Google says about 540 miles to go. I should be able to do that in 10 days.