Oct 11, 2012
Distance today = 51.01 km; Total distance = 13,002.04 km; Location = Harford (7 km north of) – 41 49.436′ N, 75 41.078′ W; Start time = 0828, Finish time = 1631
Another cold start, but a beautiful day of sunshine. I had a good morning, but felt very sluggish during the afternoon. A poor and busy road didn’t help. The finish to the day also involved a long and steep climb.
I crossed from New York State into Pennsylvania again today. It doesn’t count as a new state, though. Carmel was doing some work in the car on the state line as I passed. A mile down the road she called to say the car’s battery was flat and it wouldn’t start. Luckily I happened to be right outside a mechanics at the time. I went inside and arranged for a guy to drive back and jump-start the car. The whole episode could have been much worse, particularly if the car had been somewhere more remote, without phone coverage.
Just before the end of the day, I passed the 13,000 km mark for the run. I’ve run the last 1,000 km in 19 days, which is pretty much the time it took to do my Melbourne to Sydney 1,000 km. I’m very pleased with that.