The daily average of the first week is 51.7 miles (82.8 km). Taking Dad’s advice, the brothers try to slowly raise this average 5 miles/day (8 km/day) each week. This way in a few weeks they would reach 70 miles (113 km) / day, which should be their general average for the entire trip. They did a good job today.
There is no more rain, but Peter and Janos met a new challenge: heat. Today they biked uphill in 90°F (32°C). They said, physically this was the most demanding part so far. They consumed 1 G (4 l) water each, and yes, they wear long sleeve shirts and use sunscreen.
There was no campsite where the map showed one. Already in dark, they got permission from a nice person to spend the night in their front yard. Thank you!
States: 3 Total: 425 miles / 681 km