Date: 21 April 2011
Woke up in: Peach Bottom Inn, Delta, Pennsylvania
Fell asleep in: Baltimore, Maryland
Miles ridden today: 38
Total miles ridden so far: 230
Weather: Really quite windy. But sunny too!
Today was Will’s birthday. Happy Birthday Will.
As a special treat the weather gods were kind and the sun shone (although it was still pretty cold) and while it was hilly there were more downs than ups – proof that sometimes life can be good when things are going downhill!
We crossed the border into Maryland just two miles into the start of our ride; stopping, as you’ll note from today’s picture, for the obligatory state sign photo. Crossing into Hartford County in Maryland everything seemed to get more prosperous – lots of very big houses surrounded by manicured lawns, and although we heard the dogs barking at us, no ‘slathering at the mouth’ beasties gave chase!
After our lunch stop at The Manor Tavern, we parted ways with the main Adventure Cycling Association Atlantic Coast route we’ve been following, taking their alternate route through to Baltimore instead. Obviously I don’t know what we’ve missed on the main route, but the ride through Loch Raven Reservoir was very pretty, and seems deservedly popular with our fellow cyclists.
From there, the final eight miles or so into Towson, Baltimore, were also a ride back through memory lane, remembering the places I used to go when I worked in the area (a mere 17 years before). It was good to be home!