Saturday, May 1, 2010

Pedal the Parkway

Here’s some pictures from today – the kids and I met Sam in Williamsburg for lunch (at our fave place the Cheese Shop!)  He was riding the “Pedal the Parkway” which is an event where the city closes the Colonial Parkway down for cyclists!

The Colonial National Historical Parkway runs between Yorktown and Jamestown, right through Colonial Williamsburg.  A tunnel runs directly underneath the Historical area. The road runs alongside the York river for several miles, then passes through the Colonial National Historical Park on its way to / through Williamsburg, then weaves along the James River on its final leg towards Jamestown.

It is a beautiful ride and Sam burned (drum roll) FORTY EIGHT HUNDRED calories according to his Garmin.  Holy Crap!   (I’m not sure I’ve burned 4800 calories this whole year!!!) 

Anyway, we had fun at lunch and then we followed behind Sam for the last 14 or so miles and cheered him on until we got to the Yorktown visitor center where the Jeep was parked. 

Notice Sam’s new riding jersey?  Gooooooo Gophers!

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