Mercy Riders

Pushing pedals, pushing hope

Day 39 – July 23 – ending in Washington, DC

Well, WE MADE IT! Sure, it was 20 miles more than it was scheduled to be, but I got to see areas of Virginia that I’d never seen before.

Our destination within reach

Our destination within reach

Last night there was thunder and lightning. The forecast for this morning had rain as well, and while it was overcast, it didn’t rain as we rode.

Along the way today we saw sights in areas where crucial parts of the Civil War were fought. Β At some point I need to get back here and take it all in at a more leisurely pace.

Gathland State Park

Gathland State Park

Tonight we indoor camp at Mercy Housing headquarters in Georgetown. We had dinner at il Canale, and had some great authentic Italian food.

Tomorrow we’ll attend the HOUSING RALLY at the Capitol Building South East Lawn. Fellow mercyRIDER Bill Goldsmith will have the opportunity to speak. What a great honor and privilege to be there.

We’ve achieved the San Francisco to Washington, DC portion, and in a couple days we’ll ride out to the Atlantic Ocean and dip the front wheels to seal the coast to coast deal.

Some New England details

Some New England details

Success! Now let's eat at "il canale" in Georgetown

Success! Now let’s eat at “il canale” in Georgetown

I must apologize to my front derailleur as it was the shifter that was causing the issues yesterday. Today it completely failed. I suppose that with all the cross country riding, and the bike turning 19,000 miles today took its toll. It might be time for an overhaul.