We (the parents) kept telling the boys that they should not push themselves too much on the first week. It seems they finally listened – today they took a relatively easy day with only 29 miles. Well, these are 29 miles crossing the Appalachian Mountains. Sometimes they need to walk 2-3 miles, pushing the bikes. At these times the speedometer shows 0mph.
After a hard part they reached a small town and rewarded themselves with a big, comforting meal. Later we had a long phone conversation with them. They are doing well.
Total: 222 miles / 357 km