Monthly Archives: August 2016

Charleston South Carolina, Part One

  Timeline: August 15-18 Jessica and Kris flew in on Saturday the 13th to spend a week with us to celebrate my birthday on Sunday and then a week later attend the wedding of our niece Kristen and her fiancé Andrew.  We picked them up at the airport and as per our usual protocol, made […]

Stone Mountain State Park

  Timeline: July 11-14 After our return from the bike tour, we enjoyed some dedicated time at home, spent catching up with our Charlotte friends, riding our bikes regularly with the Charlotte Area Cyclists, and taking care of a few small projects around the house.  We’d planned on taking one mid-week camping trip and the […]

Blue Ridge Bliss – Part Three

Timeline: June 11-18 Throughout the first days of the tour I had pretty much ridden by myself, setting my own pace, riding as hard or fast as my body told me it could go.  This day though, with a shade over 60 miles to go and 6,330 feet of climbing, I approached innocently enough, with […]

Blue Ridge Bliss – Part Two

Timeline: June 11-18 Our second day out (Monday) at a shade under 50 miles would also be one of our easier outings, as we worked our way slowly up the Parkway to the serious mileage and climbing we’d be tackling later in the week.  So far the weather gods had smiled favorably on us, bringing mild […]

Blue Ridge Bliss – Part One

Timeline: June 11-18 We returned home from the west coast with one imperative, start riding our bikes as much as we could to make up for the lack of training our busy spring travel schedule had caused. We had committed to (as in signing up and paying money) a weeklong 330-mile bicycle tour on the […]

West Coast Spring Swing, Part Six

May 5-17 Followers of this blog will recognize our destination for Saturday evening, Speisekammer Restaurant, as being one of our favorite places to eat in the Bay Area. This would be our fourth or fifth visit, having lost track, and we looked forward to a wide selection of German draft beer, authentic food, spending time […]