That left Bill and me to ride on to Damascus. Ted had sent an email to Mike and I, giving us helpful hints.
We started out of town and got breakfast. Then began the 59 mile trek. So beautiful. Hilly and long, but beautiful. We checked out the creek which ran along the Virginia Creeper bike trail. The big thing to do is to rent bikes, have them hauled to the top, the ride down. It is a rail trail, surfaced in cinders.
Although an alternate route, we did not take it.
The road was more fun anyways; top trip speed was established- 40 mph.
Found Ted at a hostel. He gave us the scoop. The whole town is very hippie. A convergence of the Appalacian trail, the AC bike trail and thrill seekers doing the Virginia Creeper Trail, the place is full of happy, if not dirty people.
"The Place" (hostel) is just a house with an honor system donation box, showers and bunks. So flop house, but pretty tidy, it is run by the local Methodist church.
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