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J. Daniel Ashton

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Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, —Ecclesiastes 9:10a NIV
The LORD God has told us what is right and what he demands:
"See that justice is done,
let mercy be your first concern,
and humbly obey your God." —Micah 6:8, CEV
With all your heart you must trust the LORD and not your own judgment.
Always let Him lead you, and He will clear the road for you to follow. —Proverbs 3:5,6 CEV

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Bike Riding

We've gone on a couple of bike rides in the last week or so, and both of them were significant. Yesterday we joined some friends to ride the Zoo Review. This lovely 20-mile ride makes use of both Rock Creek Park and the Capitol Crescent Trail. Very highly recommended.

The previous weekend Vicki and I managed a fair bit of the C&O Canal trail in our area, starting at Great Falls and riding north to a point between Broad Run Trunk Aqueduct and White's Ferry. Our total distance was pretty close to 41 miles.

This weekend:
  • Trip Distance: 25.47 miles (I got in a little extra)
  • Trip Time: 2 hours 40 minutes (rolling time, not counting rests)
  • Average Speed: 9.55 mph
  • Maximum Speed: 26 mph

Last weekend:
  • Trip Distance: 41 miles
  • Trip Time: 4 hours 19 minutes (rolling time, not counting rests)
  • Average Speed: 9.49 mph
  • Maximum Speed: 15 mph

Because we did these without any proper preparation, i.e. taking shorter rides in the preceding weeks, we've been pretty sore. However, we're also proud to have made it back to the starting point each time, and happy to have seen some new and beautiful territory.


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