Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Vacation Ride in DC

The family and I are on a 2+ week vacation and spent the 4th of July in Washington DC. It was pretty cool to be on the National Mall for the 4th with a gazillion people (that's just an estimate and not the actual head count). We saw the fireworks which were amazing. Our tax dollars at work. We took our bikes but with all the people it was not a place to ride on the 4th so we decided that we would get up early on the 5th and go for a ride and see all the monuments we couldn't get close too the day before.

So at 5:45AM on the 5th, my oldest kid, D3 and I got up and went for a cool ride. We left from our hotel and rode up Capital Hill to the US Capital building.

From there we cruised down towards the Mall and headed towards the Washington Monument.

After rolling around the Washington Monument we rolled up to the WWII Memorial which was impressive.

From there we rode to the Korean War Memorial which was haunting.

My kid was really wanting to see the Lincoln Memorial so that was the next stop.

After the Lincoln Memorial we spun over to the Jefferson Memorial, one of my favorites. After that it was down along the Potomac River and back to our hotel.

I have been to DC a bunch of times but seeing all of the memorials and monuments is very moving. This was my first time riding my bike in DC and it is definitely a great way to see the city.

GARMIN EGDE Summary Data
Total Time (h:m:s) 1:16:09
12:06 pace
Moving Time (h:m:s) 0:52:24
8:19 pace
Distance (mi ) 6.29
Moving Speed (mph) 7.2 avg.
14.7 max.
Elevation Gain (ft) +952 / -939

Our next stop is/was Atlanta,GA. We are there til Thursday morning and then we're heading to Rome, GA which is in North West Georgia. Supposed to be some good riding there so I have a couple of local shops to stop into and see what they have on tap.


1 comment:

weak and feeble said...

Looks like a great ride!

Keep eating burritos!