Day 7 — Dumfries to Fredericksburg, Virginia

Today was the East Coast Greenway’s #IceBucketChallenge.

End of the rideToday was the East Coast Greenway’s #IceBucketChallenge.

It rained for almost the entire ride, sometimes moderately, sometimes hard. My RainLegs worked (thank you, Dede and Janet) and got plenty of interested looks. The new rain jacket got its first test and passed with flying colors. Still, it was cold, especially after a stop. And then going downhill.

Of course it stopped just before we reached Fredericksburg and the end of the adventure. Too bad there wasn’t time to explore the town and the Civil War battlefields in the area before lunch and the bus back to Conshohocken. I’ll be back.

Once again, plenty of hills. We climbed just under 2,000 vertical feet in 30 miles, just 200 less than on a longer Day 6.

Bonus:┬áSigns for Adventure Cycling’s U.S. Bicycle Route 1, part of a developing network of urban, suburban and rural routes, as we neared Fredericksburg.

Odd names for roads on today’s ride: Eskimo Hill Road. Dishpan Lane.

Total mileage for the week: 343.19.

And after seven days of biking, it took us just 3 1/2 hours and no D.C. traffic to zip back up I-95 and I-476 to Conshohocken.

Author: alliumstozinnias

A gardener (along with the Brit) who has discovered there is more than hybrid tomatoes. And a cyclist.

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