Thursday, November 18, 1999, Yorktown, VA
Conrad finished his epic journey today. Keith and Marg were there to see him finish
and they broke open the champagne in celebration. They will be staying in Virginia
over the weekend and then the three of them will be flying to Florida on Monday.
Wednesday, November 17, 1999, Williamsburg, VA
Keith and Marg are flying to Norfolk, VA this morning and they will be staying in
Williamsburg for a few days. Con has the details of their hotel and may meet them
there this evening or tomorrow morning. Con will then formally complete his journey
on Thursday by reaching the water's edge in Yorktown.
Their hotel is the Hampton Inn in Williamsburg .Tel: (757) 220-3100.
Tuesday, November 16, 1999, Ashland, VA
Monday, November 15, 1999, Mineral, VA
Conrad called this morning and spoke to his parents and they started making plans for
meeting near Yorktown, VA. He broke a cable yesterday but had it fixed at a bike shop
Sunday, November 14, 1999, Charlottesville, VA
(4,549 miles) Keith and Marg arrived safely in Orlando at about 6pm.
Saturday, November 13, 1999, Lexington, VA
Friday, November 12, 1999
Con called today from Roanoke and spoke to Carol as John is away for a couple of days in
Daytona Beach. He is planning to call again on Sunday evening between 6pm and 8pm
when his parents should have arrived at John & Carol's home in Tampa. He is getting
pretty excited about finishing and is worrying about the details of meeting Keith &
Marg, and getting to the airport etc.
Thursday, November 11, 1999
Wednesday, November 10, Wytheville, VA
(4,320 miles) Conrad called his evening from Wytheville. All is well but he is
counting the days to the finish. He saved a day by missing out Damascus(Elk Garden
Ridge). By going on route 11 the traffic was busier but it was a lot shorter and a lot
less hills to climb. The weather is good. It has been in the 70'sF and was 66F today. He
told us that he has only had one McDonald burger and one Hardees burger since he started
in San Francisco. He much prefers to eat in diners rather than fast food places. He
is staying in cheap motels most nights now as it is a little cooler overnight and it is
getting more "urban."
Tuesday, November 9, Rosedale, VA
Con has seen a lot of tobacco drying in barns. He noted that he has only had five
days with rain since he started and only two when it rained all day. He hasn't seen
any snow since the Hoosier pass in Colorado. He is still using the same front tire that he
started with in San Francisco and he changed the two back tires in Yellowstone National
Park. His legs are fine with all the pedaling but the get a little stiff if he sits
in one position for too long at lunch etc. For some reason they are no problem