October 11 – 23 We woke up prepared for the longest day of the tour at 57-miles, gear completely dried out and ready to ride on a windy, cold, and foggy day.  Setting out from camp we encountered strong winds that would alternately hit us from the front or side, but rarely from the back.  […]

October 11 – 23 Packed and ready to go, I walked over to the big tent to put on my helmet, gloves and cycling shoes.  No sooner did I sit down to do so when something like twenty mosquitos hit each of my legs.  Swatting away while I finished dressing, I grabbed the bike and […]

October 11 – 23 Today’s ride would be longer at 42 miles, but not grueling given the very flat landscape we’d be pedaling through.  In fact, we’d only gain a little over 800 feet during the week, making headwinds the only challenge we might face.  After pedaling a short 7 miles we landed in St. […]

October 11 – 23 Up early the next morning, we hopped in the car and began our long days drive.  All things considered, it was an easy drive, mostly interstate but through some pretty remote areas of the country.  We hit a McDonalds for breakfast given few other choices (for the record, I can’t understand […]

October 11 – 23 Five short days after returning from Oak Island Joanna and I set out for Lafayette, Louisiana to join up with Adventure Cycling and ride their week long Ragin’ Cajun Country tour.  To break up the 12 hour drive we decided to make a slight detour to Huntsville, Alabama, drop in on […]

September 28 – October 6 At 64 miles and less than 1,000 feet of gain, my next to the last day on the bike promised to be easier than other days, but the reality of cycling can be the opposite, sailing through the tough rides and struggling with a day like today. My first sign […]

September 28 – October 6 Packing up that next morning was a mad scramble as it takes a couple of days to perfect a routine, one where each item you’ve brought finds its way into the right bag and the equipment you need for that day’s ride is where it should be.  I wasted twenty […]