On the Light Side – well, sort of
After the previous two posts I feel compelled to share some of my fun adventures. Over Labor Day weekend I rode from Pittsburgh to Washington D.C. – on my bike! :D I was accompanied by two determined friends, Kaitlin and Travis. Their presence made the trip a great experience!
Well, to be perfectly honest there were moments – hours, really – when I was in the most physical pain I’ve been in for a good long while. (Re-mounting that bike saddle got worse and worse, coupled with serious muscle knotting in my shoulder.) The interesting parts of the trip took my mind off the pain.
Also there is the whole monotony factor of the C&O canal section – com’on, who doesn’t love 150 miles of gravel path, canal on one side and trees/river on the other?
Oh, and not to mention the muddy day.
But the sense of self-sufficiency from carrying all we needed, the glorious breaks, my thermarest waiting for me each night, and the company of friends have eclisped those negative memories.
After all, with 27 hours and 335 miles of riding we arrived in DC! How fun it was to ride through the city, knowing we came all the way from Pittsburgh by our own power.
We even got to push our loaded rigs through Grand Central Station in muddy spandex! Now what can beat that experience? (Sorry, we were rushing – no pictures.)