Washington, DC

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A 1951 Studebaker Champion. Up on blocks, and out in the elements. Cracking paint and rusting quarter panels. One day it may be restored, but that one day is probably far in the future.

We make it to Perryville. THe end point of our test ride. A shorter day to test the knees and work our way back into riding. With 40 min to spare, we catch the last train to DC Union Station. Alternating views into people’s backyards and out over silty coastal water from our second story cabin window.

A 4:20 arrival with plenty of day light left. A couple close sites, the Capitol Building, the Supreme Court, and a couple of others.

One the way to our host house we are challenged to a wheelie contest. He doesn’t pull the best wheelie in the world, but better than ours. Washington wheelie wars. We lost, he won.

Sitting in the exit hallway of Safeway making sharp cheddar cheese sandwiches and eating various raw vegetables and fruits. Waiting for Adam to get home from the bike shop so we can take a shower and crash out.

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Philadelphia, PA

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Liza is up and out the door at 6:45am. She has a long day ahead of her at the Harlem Children’s Zone and Charter School paasbingo. A successful school model that has been used in emulation by many others. Successful or not, it is probably a stressful and challenging environment. She comes from a family of teachers psp spiele kostenlos downloaden iso. A profession, underpaid and many times undervalued, that courts burnout as it pairs too many students with too few facilities.

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Coffee and thickly spread bagels in Prospect Park. In the shadow of an Arc de Triomphe imitator. A stream of stroller pushed kids. Is it like watching a nature show? Locked in place, no say in your route. Just along for the ride watching view slide by. Maybe their arrive at a kid park to get some exercise rather than just being pushed about getting a little vitamin D. The Prospect Park paceline circles by for the second time.

Planning my training. Skipping my biking. An NJ Transit line for $15.50 to Trenton, and then an extra $8.75 from the connection on a SEPTA Regional Rail service into Philly. 60min of riding to get to the trains, but that is it for today.

We are in Philadelphia. Not in the fashion planned, but still on schedule in a sense. What can you do. Life happens, you adjust to events, and try to make things as successful as you can. Tomorrow is a full day here, and then we continue onto Washington DC. Tonight we eat delicious Indian food and spend some time with our host Daniel.

Brooklyn, NY

4:30am. Alarm. Brush teeth. Put on kit. Load backpack. Embrocate.

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My knee is still a little twingie, but my muscles seem to be in good shape herunterladen. As the morning wears on, it gets progressively worse. I have had a problem with my right knee before, but it has been years since then, was the result of over tightness, and never appeared during one of my previous tours herunterladen. Not even up and over Stelvio with a backpack. It is beginning to worry me some. Keep going and risk something chronic or deal with it now and change the ride plan only a day and a half into the tour schulschrift kostenlos herunterladen. I don’t like either option. But Matt isn’t liking his left knee either. The first day may have over reached. Not riding for a week after State Road Race resulting in leg tightness, our bodies adjusting to pushing the additional load of gear, and riding a long day into a hard headwind may have been the perfect storm to strain things.

A little after mid day, as we are gradually slowing down due to painful pedal strokes, we decide finishing today isn’t worth risking the rest of the tour over. Riding into New York was going to be a little treacherous anyway. A $12.50 train ticket delivers us to Grand Central station in an hour and a half with our bikes and knees intact. That hour and a half reduces our day to 70 miles from the original 130 mile master plan.

We decompress in Central Park and try to look for ways to reformat the tour to keep us in one piece while still keeping some semblance of its original goals.

distance: 74
elevation gain: 1348
ride time: 5:36:15

Old Lyme, CT

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My Garmin is playing games with me. I am not sure it appreciates me handing it a 126 mile route to digest and then follow album charts for free. It stalls a couple of times, but waiting for it to make up its mind is still faster than trying to follow a convoluted century plus queue sheet.

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7pm into New London. An hour and a half behind schedule. The sun has set. And our fatigue has set in. A front flat is fixed and we search for dinner herunterladen. Pizza and pasta. Then the final 11 miles to our host, Benedict. An 8:30pm arrival. Dark and Cold. Two and a half hours of headlight riding.

As I fall asleep I think about the first day of the tour herunterladen schreibweise. The first day always produces doubt. You have to put into practice the theory that, until now, has lived only on paper. Carrying gear that is 15% of your body weight distances you don’t usually ride unloaded earn to die 2 kostenlos herunterladen. Today was harder than I expected. And my right knee is asking me questions. For it I only have one answer, keep going (please).

distance: 124.9
elevation gain: 3927
ride time: 8:12:23