Washington DC - Upperville
After relaxing in Washington DC we were eager to return on the road - the day off was amazing, we felt refreshed and pretty much newborn. So it was no real problem that we biked the first 5km in the very opposite direction we were supposed to (thx round-about....). Leaving DC was faster then expected, just 2 avenues were necessary and we were in the middle of Georgetown (lovely houses), after crossing river Pontomac we entered yet another state - Virgina.
As it turns out, the Virginians seem to be very sportive, a lot of bikers and runners on the trail, including an old railroad track that was converted into an extensive bike and running trail (50km) - it was one of our smoothest rides - until we hit the mountains - or mild hills as Lukas might suggest.
Later that day we faced heavy rain, it got dark and it was exhausting - for Berni the hardest part of the trip so far. IT JUST WENT UPHILL, damnit ! For Berni it was close to breaking point, however the mind knew that at the end of those huuuuge, alps like mountains, there was a nice, warm shower and comfy bed (at least that´s what Lukas told me). And of course, what goes up must come down, .... eventually.
After 150km we finally arrived at our destination Front Royal - and after a very interesting (because very strange) encounter with an alleged descendent of Maria Theresia, who taught us how the world really works - we finally reached our Super8 Motel heaven.
B & L
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