I kept looking at the weather forecast for Saturday. Rain. Definitely rain. Ugh. I rode last year’s 50 States ride in the pouring rain, and I was not thrilled to be doing it again this year. I opted to do the shorter ride, called the 13 Colonies, so that I could minimize my time in the rain.
Last year, when I tried WABA’s 50 States ride for the first time, I only rode 41 of the named state streets. This year, I was determined to ride all 50. And I did it!
Along the Anacostia River Trail
Over the course of two days, I rode 125 miles and climbed about 4000 feet worth of hills. It was the first time I rode 60+ miles each day back to back. Here are some observations about my weekend.
One block away from the White House.
Ever since I had moved to DC and started biking, I wanted to try the WABA 50 States Ride
. I figured it would be a good way to get to know the city. Two years ago, I was too intimidated by riding in an unfamiliar city to try it. Last year, I had to work that weekend. This year, I almost didn’t do it because I had already signed up for another ride (that post here
), and wasn’t sure I would have the strength to do both. But I was worried that I would run out of opportunities to do the 50 States, so I decided to sign up.