Update, on @Stumble_foottriker and @Oregonswede and their cross country adventure. They were able to get 39 mountainous miles in, on day 1. Finishing the day around 5pm. Tomorrow a few more mountain miles then a very speedy down hill run into the desert.
Now they’ll be pedaling across, nearly flat land with few hills for awhile.
I’d loved to do what they are doing. Maybe some day. But until then, I’m just thrilled I was able to squeeze in 9 miles this morning on my e-recumbent trike. Oh course it was at 6am.