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 Reached a small town a few miles south of Winston-Salem. Motel again, no choice really. Who knew motel 8s were expensive though. Freaking $70.((A got a AAA discount, though. A whole $5 off. Woo.)) By this point I cared less, I had done 85 miles that day and was pretty beat. After a nice long soak and shower, I again went off in search of food.((Really,​ the best part about this trip was the excuse to eat absolutely anything...I gained weight.)) Reached a small town a few miles south of Winston-Salem. Motel again, no choice really. Who knew motel 8s were expensive though. Freaking $70.((A got a AAA discount, though. A whole $5 off. Woo.)) By this point I cared less, I had done 85 miles that day and was pretty beat. After a nice long soak and shower, I again went off in search of food.((Really,​ the best part about this trip was the excuse to eat absolutely anything...I gained weight.))
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 +Found a legitimate mexican restaurant. You can always spot the real ones, because they have these giant plastic banners with pictures of their food that make it look disgusting because they got the color a little bit off and it's kinda green. And they'​re playing mexican polka. And they don't really speak english. Had a huge burrito, two beers, and then a quesadilla-ish thingy. The waitress insisted on questioning me while I was busy shoving food down my throat, but I was happy to brag about my trip so it didn't bother me too much. 
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 +On my way back, I spotted an arby's and thought `hey, I haven'​t had dessert yet.' So I went and got a milkshake and two turnovers. `Hey, that gyro looks pretty tasty.'​ Enter gyro + curly fries. Then I was full. Very full. Unpleasantly full.((I didn't want to put this out the for the masses to read, but I did actually throw up a bit afterwards. Talk about decadent. Don't worry, I'm ashamed.))
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 +I waddled back to the hotel.
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 +We're nearing the end, no worries.
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 +Day 6.
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 +Make durham, 115 miles. 10 hours. Leaving W-S took for-ev-er. It was nice to bike through a city for a change, a bit more activity. Made the time go by quickly. Biked from chapel hill((I thought I was lost before I reached CH, it was nightfall by the time I got there. Not pleasant, biking as the sun sets thinking you might be lost.)) to durham on a highway at night. Fun times. Repeat pizza + cinnasticks at HMHs((Hannah,​ Matthew, Henry) house. ​
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 +Day 7.
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 +Rest. Buy biking gloves after slipping on my handlebars and nearly crashing one time.
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 +Day 8.
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 +Rest.((I got lazy.))
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 +Day 9.
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 +Bike home. 130 miles. 9 hours. This really was the worst part, semi-busy, wholly ugly minor roads through the middle of eastern north carolina. This was the only day my legs hurt more than anything else. I dumped a bunch of weight, around 15 lbs at HMHs, so I was able to go much more quickly, regularly hitting 18 mph on flats, up from about 14 before. ​
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 +Aaand done. 
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