Kilometers Traveled: 71
It's our first day riding. We're nervous about whether all this expensive luggage will stay attached to our bikes. North along fiume tevere on Eurovelo 7, 2,800 feet up some truly large hills. My legs are sore already from walking 20 miles each day in Rome. I can't wait to eat chocolates and coldcuts all day.
We arrive in Nepi at 5 pm to meet our AirBnB host, who continually responds to us "Non lo so." She had no idea how to use AirBnB, and did not know we were coming, so in this isolated mountain town, near sunset, we started looking for another place to stay.
Just one town further we find another AirBnB, check in, and begin to wash our clothes in the sink. Many worries begin to creep up on us. Will we find places to stay in these remote mountain towns? Are we ready for tomorrow's ride, which is even bigger? What will the weather be like? Will we run out of food miles from any town? I like to take chances for meditation. A few deep breaths can bring you more strength than you realize.
We walk down the street to a pizzeria, eat even more pizza and gelato, and the Italians in the store make fun of us the entire time we eat because we can't speak Italian.