One reason to brave the cold for a few more miles is the view at the end. Biking 20 miles from Philly had our fingers and toes cold, but the scene at Valley Forge National Park was serene and pure autumn. I wish we had time to explore more of the park, but the rain was starting and we had the same distance to cover to get back before dark. I’m glad we chose to keep pedaling when we felt like stopping. It felt good to get where we had planned to and with such a nice view for our rest, we almost didn’t notice the temperature.