After a big breakfast of sausage gravy, cereal, and a waffle, I hit the road at 9:30.
I was glad I went extra far yesterday so today could be shorter. I cruised along steadily and quickly. The big breakfast seemed to help. I never made a proper rest stop today; the longest rest was about five minutes to refill my bottles. I stayed in a higher gear today opting for forth or fifth instead of third, and sometimes shifting all the way up and riding standing up just to give my butt a rest. The change in cadence was nice and kept me moving quickly.
Google's directions had me navigate some city streets in the DC suburbs and being unfamiliar with the area I followed them, but later discovered that I should have stayed on the trail making navigation easier, and probably the journey shorter.
In any case I got into the city and picked up the keys to Erin and Michael's place at 2:45. I spent the afternoon uploading photos, doing laundry, and resting. Then in the evening I went down to the mall, wandered around a little bit, and went to dinner with my hosts.
I actually made it!
Today's distance: 105 km
Average speed: 21.5 km/h
Trip odometer: 878 km
Congrats Josh! Been following your road trip! Way to Go! So what is your next adventure!
Thanks Gail! I'm not sure what's next. Hopefully something cool though.
Nice sunset! Tell E-bay and Duke I said Hi!