My friend Winsome, fellow triathlete and Chinese student, told me about a bike ride she was signed up for: the Six Pillars Century. She is training under a coach who has all his athletes riding the full century... I can't ride that distance (and enjoy it) right now so I signed up for a shorter route, a 56 mile route which is basically the Eagleman bike course.
I drove out to Cambridge, MD, picked up my stuff and rolled out. It was actually a nice day for biking, not too hot, little bit of a breeze, clear skies... I thought the route itself was pretty nice as well, consisting of a big loop around Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.