Bike to the Beach 2018

by - Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Packing and getting everything ready for my move next week is still kind of crushing my soul, but I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We are now six days away from the move, my apartment is completely overrun with boxes, and my only form of exercise lately has been hauling around bags of clothes for Goodwill.

(I donated so many race shirts. They were literally taking up an entire drawer in my dresser. I don't know how I possibly accumulated so many of these shirts, especially since I'm not racing much these days).

Anyway, moving news aside, let me tell you about something fun.

Last weekend, a group of my friends did Bike to the Beach again. This is a 106-mile bike ride from DC to Dewey Beach. It starts around 5 a.m. and then wraps up in the afternoon with a post-ride party at the beach.


I drove down to the beach on Friday morning so that I could get in some beach time before watching my friends cross the finish line.

Despite the fact that they got stuck in a downpour for at least 40 minutes on the ride, they crossed the finish line smiling (perhaps because they were just happy to get off their bikes/out of their wet socks/jerseys/etc?).

We celebrated with some post-race drinks, and then spent the rest of the weekend hanging at the beach and cruising around Rehoboth Bay in a boat we rented on Sunday.


The weather was way better this year than last year, and I think that contributed to the awesomeness of the weekend.


Boat day is one of the best days of the whole weekend. There's honestly not too much better than cruising around with your friends with the music playing and the sun shining. We anchored in shallow water in the morning and after lunch dropped anchor in way deeper water so we could dive and flip off the boat.


When we got back, we took awkward family photos in our matching denim and white tops on the beach with this borrowed golden retriever wearing booties.


It was a good weekend and a really nice break from thinking about all the million logistics needed for this move.

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