So, I have two days off after the Thanksgiving weekend, and my wife doesn't have the time off ...what to do? Well, a tour, of course, but where?
I decided on DC as a starting point because I can crash at my in-laws (and I actually like them).
- Day 0 - travel day.
- Day 1 - DC to Columbia, MD where I'll stay at my cousin's house. 33 miles, 2000+ feet of climbing. Yikes!
- Day 2 - Columbia to Bel Air - I have a Warm Showers host lined up for this night. Another 2000' of climbing, but over a longer distance - 49 miles. Still... yikes! and away!
- Day 3 - Bel Air to Havre de Grace and then on to Newark, DE, 35 miles. I have another Warm Showers host waiting for me here. Thanks to The Historian who pointed out the bridge at Havre De Grace and the bike shop that operates a shuttle across the bridge for cyclists.
- Day 4 - Newark, DE to Philadelphia, PA - 44 miles. The roads through Delaware are tricky - I wanted to go through Wilmington and along the coast, but the roads don't look rideable. I looked at the East Coast Greenway route through this area, but it meanders a lot - particularly through Delaware. (I probably would have taken it if this weren't a work night.)
I'd appreciate any suggestions, particularly on the last two days!