Last Thursday before I came home for Christmas the weather was in the 60’s in D.C. and I thought it was the perfect day to take my bike out for a second ride.
On Thursday, I decided to explore the Capital Crescent Trail for the first time. This is a great trail that runs from Georgetown in D.C. all the way into Montgomery County, Maryland.
I was a little shaky at first. There were a lot of people out running and biking, and I was worried I’d crash into someone.
But after I was going for a few minutes, I was getting a pretty good feel for shifting and braking.
I started feeling more and more comfortable picking up the pace a little bit.
In total, I did a 14 mile ride in just under an hour and ten minutes. According to Garmin, that works out to something close to a 12 mph pace.
I’m hoping we get some more mild days in D.C. this winter so I can take my bike out for some more rides. My bike confidence is definitely building with each ride.