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PHWEW! Today was tough! And Slow! Again, Route 1 had some super hills that left us drenched in sweat and exhausted after only a few hours this morning. Not to mention, seldom did we have a bike lane or shoulder to ride on. We decided to follow our GPS directions and only detoured once when a fellow rider pointed out the Custis bike trail which cyclists use to easily get from Virginia into DC.
We were surprised at just how hilly the Georgetown area was. As we were climbing Wisconsin Avenue … a truly “Manayunk Wall” type of experience (Philadelphia area’s toughest climb). It seemed like the hill would never end. I had pulled a groin muscle early in the climb, got off the bike and “walked it off”. Ironically, later in the day, the groin pull only bothered me when I walked. It was fine while I rode; I suppose that’s a good situation considering my daily work is on the bike.
As we neared the hotel, we saw a Taco Bell and decided to pick up dinner on the way. We were all pretty hungry and opted to buy 2 of their 12 pack taco deals. At the hotel, Frankenbutt ate a dozen himself! (HE’S FAT! Lol!) We ate, took showers and watched some “American Chopper” episodes on TV.