Day 198: Cycling in Williamsburg, Virginia

20 07 2010

We’re getting ready to leave later this week for a week’s vacation, so tonight’s post will somewhat short since I’ve got quite a few things on our to-do list. We’re thankful for a very kind friend who is willing to house-sit (and kitty-sit) and keep an eye on the house for us while we’re gone. I plan to return the favor.

Supposedly the beach house has Wi-Fi, so I hope to still be able to do blog posts while I’m gone. If I’m unable to, I guess you won’t see any posts until August 3 when we return.

Our plan is to spend the night in Williamsburg, VA Friday night (on our way to Virginia Beach). Saturday morning, we’re looking forward to riding our bikes in Colonial Williamsburg, checking out whatever cool bike-friendly sights we have time for:

Williamsburg bike trails
Colonial Parkway
Yorktown Battlefield
College of William and Mary campus
— And we may even check out some of these mountain bike trails

Once we get to the beach on Saturday, my week will most likely consist of sun, shade, sand, hanging out with family, lots of books, lots of bike-riding and lots of photography. No work, no deadlines, no meetings. Ahh, I love vacations!

I’ve only been to Williamsburg once (years ago) and have never explored the area on a bike, so if you’re familiar with the area and have suggestions on places we should check out, please let me know.

In unrelated news, I heard this morning that Lance lauched an attack during today’s TdF stage, but I’ve not yet watched the recording to see the outcome. Yesterday’s stage was incredibly exciting! SPOILER ALERT (but I’m sure everyone has watched yesterday’s stage by now): At the worst possible moment, just when Andy Schleck was breaking away from Alberto Contador, Schleck’s chain came off his bike. He quickly put it back on, but quickly lost time. Contador, meanwhile, zipped past him – taking full advantage of the mechanical mishap. I was happy to see Schleck kick ass getting back into place quickly and making up some time, but sadly, he lost the yellow jersey. My question is, do you think what Contador did was appropriate? Should he have attacked the maillot jaune? Should he have waited? What are your thoughts?

Today’s food journal:

Breakfast:
— Organic LF yogurt with granola = 450 cal.

Lunch:
— PB&J on whole wheat = 398
— Small bag Rold Gold pretzels = 230
— Diet Coke = 0

Dinner:
— Grilled chicken sandwich = 262
— Homemade potato salad = 358
— Iced tea = 0

Snacks:
— Skinny Cow ice cream cup (2) = 240

Life’s a journey. Enjoy the ride!

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22 07 2010
Day 200: Cycling in hellish heat « Cyclingproject365

[…] for our trip to Williamsburg tomorrow. We’re excited about pedaling around town on Saturday, exploring various historical and scenic sites. Last night, I checked the Weather.com app to see what the weather would be like for our day of […]

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