A valiant inaugural assault on the TransVirginia route that ended in humbling fashion. We couldn't get as far as we hoped in the limited time we had. The route was more rugged than anticipated and our pandemic-year fitness level was not optimal. After getting worn down by a 70+ mile day with over 7,300' of vertical gain, we got slowed down by a day of nigh-unbikeable terrain. So instead of making it to Roanoke over a long weekend, we pulled the plug and rented a car in Weyers Cave. It was a beautiful ride and a great adventure. Next time we'll be more prepared!