I've always wanted to do this. Just got back from a bike ride from Old Town Alexandria to Mt. Vernon and back again. 18 MILES! Exhausted, sore, and sunburned, but sooo worth it!
Confession: There were lazy fits of wanting to only go part of the way, but two little kids came racing passed me and I knew what had to be done. I had to keep on going or suffer an ego blow. Well, you know me and my ego. If you don't, you should meet her sometime. She isn't always pretty, and we often have to have talks about remaining cool. But in this case pride was a tremendous motivator.
Afterward, of course, a bout of oreo icecream was in order.