Friday, 28 October 2011
Day 1: Ottawa to Washington, DC (946kms)
First day went smoothly. Scott Blaylock rode me out of town and all the way to Syracuse, NY. (thanks, Scott!) It was freezing, actually -3. That's cold on a bike. There was even some clumpy wet snow on the ground in some of the higher elevations. Once I descended down into southern Pennsylvania and towards Baltimore, the temps rose and so did my spirits. It was nice to be on the road finally, but my mind and body slow down with prolonged exposure to the wind chill of a moto at speed. I rolled into DC around 8pm and went straight to rendezvous with Niall O'Dea and his friend Brian. Today's photo shows them enjoying the final out of Game 7 of the World Series.