August 7 - Bethesda
Today marked our last full day together as a team, as tomorrow our journey ends on the lawn of the United States Capitol building.
The guys were taking it extra slow on the ride. They wanted to savor every last moment, there was a point where we almost had to rack them to lodging, but Santi and I fought for them to get to finish their ride.
Once at lodging we had to pack up all of our no-essentials into our duffel bags and load them into the Project Manager Van to be taken to tomorrow's hotel.
We then put on our Pi Alpha shirts and headed to all team dinner. At all team dinner, at all team dinner the North, South, TransAmerica, and Build America converged for dinner. We practiced taking a photo with all 4 teams for when we arrive.
I got to see Ryker once again, but we didn't talk much as we are both trying to spend as much time as possible with our teams in these last days.
After dinner our vans were free to go get ice cream. So we did. It was crazy going on our last ice cream run as a van.
When we got back to lodging we started signing shirts for everyone. The cyclists started cleaning their bikes for arrival shortly after.
We ended the night with confessions, where everyone told the team the things that they had done that broke the rules. It's going to happen, and it is cool that at the end we can share all of those moments.
Then it was time for bed. We have a big 10 mile ride tomorrow!