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📌 An after-work bike ride to the National Harbor. Really enjoyed the picturesque scenery, as well as the vivid sunset on my way back home.

🗺️ Trails:
🧭 W&OD
🧭 Four Mile Run
🧭 Mount Vernon

🏆 Achievements:
🏅 16 Strava Segment PRs

⏱️3hr • 📏65km • ⛰380m • 🏞️🎡⛵️🌅🌄🌇🚴

Looks like I've been following a pretty simple life philosophy recently: when unsure what to do next - just go for a bike ride! 😆
✅ Enjoyed another 60K and got 12 Strava Segment PRs along the way! 🚴🥇

It's a great way to clear your mind from work and other daily routine! ☯️

☀️ It's getting really hot outside. The 🌡️35°C heat, however, wasn't enough to stop me from going for a bike ride! 😎 This time - a rather high intensity 70K ride (more of a workout than a stroll) along the W&OD Trail with a short break at the Luck Stone Quarry Overlook.


A yet another wonderful VA🔁MD bike tour through some of the picturesque landscapes of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park and the Great Falls.

🗺️🧭 Trails:
➡️Capital Crescent
➡️Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath

⏱️4h • 📏80K • ⛰500m • 🏞️🚴

I think this most recent bike adventure of mine wraps it up for my Trek Domane SL5 off-road capability testing. It's truly impressive how capable this bike is: it withstood the test of handling tough forest trails full of mud, gravel, rocks and tree roots without any issues!


80K adventure bike ride thru the W&OD, Fairfax County Parkway and Gerry Connolly Cross County trails. The latter one is new to me and I really liked how its path - with a few lengthy gravel segments and countless bridges over streams - winds through a quiet and shady forest.


🚵 A lively VA🔁MD 📏60K•⛰1180m bike adventure:

✔ Explored the (mostly new to me) Capital Crescent Trail

✔ Checked out the Dalecarlia Tunnel built in 1910

✔ Confirmed Trek Domane SL 5 can handle gravel just fine … but still needs help with stairs & rocky hiking trails 🤷😆

В этом году снова выбрались поучаствовать в #Cycle4Survival (одно из самых продуктивных движений по сбору средств для борьбы с редкими видами рака в США) @ The Wharf #DC (причал в портовом районе) небольшой группой сотрудников @LeagueApps.


Прогноз погоды настойчиво обещал грозу с дождем с вероятностью в 67%… Мне, однако, окутавшие небо облака грозовыми не казались ну ничуть… 🤷

Решил довериться интуиции и рискнуть. 🤞

В итоге: солнышко и ни капли дождя на протяжении всех 60км.

Удача сопутствует дерзким! 😎🤘🌤️🚴

В общем, это были одни из лучших выходных за несколько последних лет - спасибо @JavieRios за составленную мне компанию! 🤜🤛

Первая из довольно амбициозного перечня определенных на этот год "велоприключенческих" целей - достигнута! Будем смотреть, что там дальше по списку... 🚴✅