We were relatively relaxed when it came to training. Both of us bike commute to school for approximately a 30 mile trip, three days a week. In addition, we sporadically did some weekend rides which were sometimes documented as well as an overnight trip in Southeastern North Carolina.
In January 2011, though, James hadn't touched a bike in a few years. This relaxed training regime worked because we had a solid few months to do it. Had we not started preparing in the winter, we'd project the length of the trip a lot higher than 56 days.
Since James was too hungover after our going away party the previous night, TStephens, Dennis, Nottingham and I decided to spend a splendid day biking in spite of an ominous weather report.We met up in Clarendon and headed out to... read more.
Fueled by the realization that the semester is almost over, James, Vanessa and I managed to book it from Fairfax to DuPont circle just in time to miss the departure of the DC critical mass ride. However, with some expert... read more.
Met up with Will Bartlett in at the Caboose in Vienna for a nice, hilly ride through McLean and Arlington. Lots of steep grades and two bananas. We initially planned on going at a leisurely pace, but we didn’t.Things to... read more.