Stan seeing us off 7 miles from his house.
20 mile mark snack.
Ron. He suggested we take Highway 1 to D.C. because it was a more direct route and we’d have more time to explore the city. Against the advice of our maps we decided to brave the traffic and no shoulder and do it.
At least there was shoulder some of the time. No scenery though.
We got up on the sidewalk for a second. Matt wasn’t looking and biked into this block of wood.
After this we got lost. Frustrating day.
Finally on the bike path into D.C. It was so crowded and overwhelming. After riding in the country for so long we realized we hated bike paths.
Going into D.C. with my shirt tucked in funny and dodging runners.
I tried sweet talking the security guards into letting us bring our bikes up to take a picture. Although the answer was no, they picked a few bugs out of my hair. Man I’ve been outside for a long time.
We asked if the president really lived in the White House. “This is the Capitol Building, sir.” Oops. How embarassing.
Awesome bike paths. It’s a trip being in a big city.
Javier and Oscar. We got lost trying to find the bike path to Bethesda, where we were going to stay with a family friend of Matt’s mom. These pedi-bike guys were really cool and helped us with directions. Javier offered us his place but we had already promised to be in Maryland.
We rolled with them for a bit. So fun.
Made veggie burger bagels with kale. So good.