Activity: road cycling
Location: Dupont Circle > Kensington, MD
Distance: 20.5 miles (moderately hilly)
Weather: sunny, 73 degrees
Avg HR: 162 (max 183)
A fast and fun ride in gorgeous weather. On the ride up Beach Drive, I averaged 21.5 mph – nice and quick, considering it’s all uphill. I was close to my lactate threshhold, with my heart rate up near 180 for the 3.5 mile stretch. Saw deer, a fox and some rabbits, as well as many different birds. People were riding horses in Rock Creek Park, which is always cool to see.