Seen at the Seagull Century

While Felkerino and I started our bike tour, the rest of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area cyclists made their way down to Salisbury, Md., to ride the Seagull Century.

OK, not everyone, but a large number of them. Continue reading Seen at the Seagull Century

Cycling the C&O Canal

This Sunday, I briefly met up with those doing the Chuck and Crista ride out of Hains Point.

See? I made it to the ride start

They were going the opposite direction from me, however, so after a couple of miles I left the group and pedaled the Quickbeam out to White’s Ferry via the C&O Canal. Continue reading Cycling the C&O Canal

Farmers’ Market and a Rivendell Romulus!

My stop by the White House farmers’ market today proved particularly fruitful, not only in terms of the apples I bought, but also because of the bike I ended up spotting. Continue reading Farmers’ Market and a Rivendell Romulus!

The Accidentally Humbling Multi-Modal Fall Bicycle Tour

The Co-Motion along the C&O Canal

When Felkerino and I began planning our recent bike tour, we put a lot of thought into where we wanted to start. Should we drive somewhere with the bike and begin pedaling? Fly to a distant location for a supported tour?

We determined that we wanted to ride from home. No gas, no car, no muss, no fuss. And how cool is it to tell everyone that you went on a 700-mile bike tour that started from your front door? It’s cool! Continue reading The Accidentally Humbling Multi-Modal Fall Bicycle Tour

The Tour that Keeps on Giving. From Harpers Ferry, WV – Home

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Felkerino and I rode the final 50 miles of our fall tour today. Middletown, Virginia to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Tailwinds and more quiet back roads. Excellent views of the Shenandoah River. Easy rolling terrain, sun, and bare-legged riding. Yes! Continue reading The Tour that Keeps on Giving. From Harpers Ferry, WV – Home

We interrupt this tour for the D.C. Randonneurs 200K Brevet

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Felkerino and I ditched the bags for the day and rode the Cacapon 200K brevet out of Middletown, Virginia. A group of around 35 people participated. Even though we rode much of the ride alone, it was great to see and ride in the vicinity of fellow riders.

This route has about a kerpillion feet of climb over 128 miles. Ha! In fact, someone said it falls out at around 9,000 feet. Continue reading We interrupt this tour for the D.C. Randonneurs 200K Brevet

Skyline Drive – mile 42 to 0

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Continue reading Skyline Drive – mile 42 to 0

Skyline Drive – mile 105 to 42

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The day started in mist, fog, and a climb from Waynesboro, Virginia, up to Skyline Drive. Morning fog kept us well-insulated from any mountain views so I spent the morning focused on the trees and falling leaves within ten feet of me. Continue reading Skyline Drive – mile 105 to 42

Field Trip: Harper’s Bike Shop. Knoxville, Tennessee

The final stop of the recent Tennessee bike tour work trip was Harper’s Bike Shop in Knoxville, Tennessee. This was a large shop just outside of the University of Tennessee campus, and has been around for 50 years. At least, that’s what I was told. Continue reading Field Trip: Harper’s Bike Shop. Knoxville, Tennessee

Waynesboro, Virginia

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Hey, we’re in Waynesboro! The last time Felkerino and I passed through here we had been rescued off the Blue Ridge Parkway by an Appalachian Trail trail angel.

Why, you ask? Thanks for asking! Continue reading Waynesboro, Virginia

With Love from Raphine, Virginia

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It’s another great day on the Virginia roads. Continue reading With Love from Raphine, Virginia

Fall Touring Fun

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I’ve never cyclo-toured in the fall, and now I see that I have been missing out. It’s not just the fall colors and smells that make it great. It is also seeing how people celebrate the season. Continue reading Fall Touring Fun

Hello Virginia Highlands!

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Hi there! Wish you could be here with us. The best fall colors I have ever seen, warm sun, and leaves gently falling. Well, most are gentle. Continue reading Hello Virginia Highlands!

Franklin, WV

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Boo! Day three is a wrap! After lunch we made our way through the Sweedlin Valley and then over South Fork Mountain. The climb over the mountain is tough. But the view is worth it and so is the downhill. Vacation is awesome!

On the way to Moorefield, WV

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Winding roads, fall leaves, awesome temps, almost no cars. Words cannot describe the splendor we are riding through.