Our first day on the open road! We departed my parents’ house under hot, humid, sunny skies, with the goal being Timonium, MD, a bit north of Baltimore. For most of our trip we will be using the Adventure Cycling Association’s mapped routes. Although the ACA’s Atlantic Coast Route does go through Baltimore, we elected to follow the East Coast Greenway (ECG) through Charm City for this first leg. The ECG is another Atlantic coastal bicycling route that happens to pass close to my parents’ house near Annapolis, MD and we could access it easily on local roads directly from their house. So at 9:30am we rolled down the driveway and set out for Baltimore and beyond.