Monthly Archives: December 2018

Adventure Cycling Ragin’ Cajun Tour – Part One

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 […]

Cycle North Carolina Mountains to the Coast Bike Tour, Part Four

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 […]

Cycle North Carolina Mountains to the Coast Bike Tour, Part Three

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 […]

Cycle North Carolina Mountains to the Coast Bike Tour, Part Two

September 28 – October 6 That first night, the weather reports were calling for a 40% chance of rain, which as Joanna reminded me just before I crawled into the tent, meant a 60% probability it won’t. Reassuring words aside, I was still a little anxious what with the trustworthiness of the tent in question […]

Cycle North Carolina Mountains to the Coast Bike Tour, Part One

September 28 – October 6 We returned home in the middle of August, to relentless heat and humidity that would stay with us for more than a month, and started riding our bikes steadily as I trained for the weeklong tour I would take at the end of September, Cycle North Carolina’s Mountains to the […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Summary

May 14 – August 19 We’ve had a good run since our first long trip in 2014, completing 3 trips of 3-months or longer in a 4-year span.  I’ve pontificated a number of times to any poor soul who will suffer my rambles about the appeal of lengthy travel.  For those who’ve escaped my rants […]