We are starting the TransAm, west to east. Have done about half of Virginia.
1. Beautiful state.
2. There are dogs here, 4 vicious chases so far. But three of us blew whistles hard and loud and it stopped them in their tracks. Even a pit bull.
3. Mechanicsville Va. Shows a cycling only camp site. It's there in the middle of town and the guy is great, but it's rough ground and a tarp and bucket for your pot. We went to a hotel.
4. Williamsburg to Mechanicsville, don't expect many services. Only found one or two C stores.
5. We went from Charlottesville and into the Blue Ridge Parkway. gorgeous. Virtually no service on route in the park. Visitor center has water. Pack some food for the 26 miles. We were lucky to stumble onto a resort at Love Va. 1/4 mile past the Love sign. Camped for $25 and has a deli. 11 more miles to get out of the park but we were bushed so we stayed. adventure cycling has this placed marked but it's hard to see from the road. Look for a white church,