|Ride 12: W&OD Trail not quite to Purcellville||Sunday, May 23||Distance: 77 miles|
Little by little I approach the 80 mile mark. Little by little, climbing hills seems less difficult. Little by little, I gain more confidence. Little by little, I get more nervous.
|Ride 11: Dupont to Poolesville||Saturday, May 15||Distance: 70 miles|
There's so much about today that was a first.
Today was my first ride over 60 miles long.
Today was my first time taking my bike on the Metro.
Today was the first time Charles and I had any kind of argument. It was my fault.
|Ride 10: Ithaca, NY||Sunday, May 9||Distance: 21.44 miles|
I miss college dearly. Maybe not the 8 AM classes and the prerequisite economics courses... maybe not the backstabbing and miserable weather. But I miss that environment of camaraderie, of intellectual stimulation, of 3 AM hanging-out in the living room making fun of everyone and discussing life.
|Ride 9: The Great Five Boro Bike Tour||Sunday, May 2||Distance: 42 miles|
|Ride 8: Middleburg, VA||Sunday, April 25||Distance: 16ish miles|
Andrew McCarthy, Rob Lowe and all their chums from Class would have felt right at home around Middleburg, although rather than riding bicycles they would have been on horses or BMW convertibles.
Middleburg is definitely an odd little town. Placed at an attractive but not particularly centric spot on Rt.