Radar Drop


1 week out
August 21, 2008, 5:38 am
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Been out for 7 days and this is the first time we’ve had a chance to sit down in front of a computer. Here’s a brief run down. Kinda tired and need to hit the road early tomorrow so itll be short. We went about ~490 in 5 days and landed in DC on Monday.  We ended up taking two days off to see the city, some family and friends.

Day one was a fast 70 miles South to NYC. Turns out you cant ride a bike through the Bronx Zoo. Google walking directions are still in beta and not really meant for biking I guess, but they did the trick.

 NYC

Hopefully we wont be portaging these loaded bikes again too many times…

stairs

stairs

Thanks Sophia for the hospitality the first night and on the 4th.  Sorry your view is being built over but that wont matter for long. Good luck in China!

We crossed NJ into PA at Lambertville which will definitely be worth a weekend trip at some point after this ride. The weather has been on our side so far with the exception of 4 hours of serious downfall around Doylestown PA. The bags were 100% waterproof and so was our raingear. We road into the night for about three hours after sunset trying to get to Norristown PA but settled for a field behind a AAA and made Norristown the next morning.

rain

rain

Deep in NJ we ran across a FLW lookalike and tons of burbs.
FLW

FLW?

So far everyone we’ve met has been really nice. Out in PA we met a guy who let us set up camp out in some property he owned. It was the first night we managed to pass out before 9 and get in a full breakfast.

 

The hospitality of friends, family and complete strangers is really incredible. Thanks Cindy for the two nights downtown and Mike for our last night in DC.

Mike, thanks for the modification on those stupid shorts.

Oh, and Paul over at City Cycles in DC we owe you one too.

Too tired to do everyone justice here… will update next time.

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Could that be….Mike Ott? I’d recognize his needlework anywhere.

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