Thursday, July 22, 2010

The $21M Photo + July 15 done

Decided today to head on out to Gibson Island. Left home at 6:30-ish. Gibson Island is a small little island on the Chesapeake Bay. Strangely enough, it is the #12 most expensive zip code to live in in the entire United States. It is a gated community, so I couldn't even make it there... and the road signs pointed it out quite clearly.

And as you approach it, the smell of water is great. Truth be told, I have really shown very few photos of the bay, considering the title of this blog is "Biking the Bay". So here is the Bay Bridge (along with the road that takes you onto Gibson Island:

The guard tower is just slightly to the right. I actually got yelled at for taking that picture... he thought I was photographing one of his precious residents. Anyways... I titled this the $21M dollar here it is.

Doesn't look all that impressive, right? Just a picture of 7 houses. Well, considering the average price of a house on the island is over $3 million dollars... that right there is a picture of $21 million dollars.

Anyways... I did 29 miles tonight, which officially puts me over the July 150 challenge. So yay for that!

But now a question for you all. According to my garmin, I burned 1593 calories on this ride. I am exhausted. I was equally as exhausted yesterday. My guess is it has to do with my food intake. I haven't changed my eating habits in years. I eat for breakfast(throughout the course of the morning until lunch) some greek yogurt, a banana, and a bit of cheese. For lunch I have a sandwich of either turkey or salami on wheat bread with cheese, tomato, and onion, an apple and some grapes. Dinners usually vary, but some meat and carbs. I don't know. I think I need to get some more food in me. Haha, or I'm just weak and looking for excuses for tiredness.


  1. See you can ride by the water in AA County too!

    Yes, you probably will have to adjust your calorie intake to keep up with your energy burn if you bike more than 3 - 4 times per week. I had to eat more and still managed to loose weight. But be smart about WHAT you eat. There are lots of online resources on good exercise nutrition and I'm certainly no expert. But I've also found a week or two back on the burgers and fries will add pounds no matter how many miles I ride.

  2. Haha! I originally wanted to go down to Sandy Point, but apparently they charge you to get in. And yea... more healthy food sounds like a good idea.

  3. What happened to "land of the free?" Anyway, a good long ride there mate and congrats on completing the July 150.