Category Bicycle Tours and Rides

Cycle NC Spring Ride Edenton, Part One

April 24-28 A week quickly passed after our return from the west coast and we got in a number of bike rides in anticipation of joining the Cycle North Carolina (CNC) Spring Ride in Edenton, North Carolina.   In the meantime, we also began to attend to repair work at the house, taking care of those […]

Florida in February – Key West, Part Two

February 6 – 20 I finally got some sleep that night and awoke the next day in about the same condition, so we resolved to head over to Key West to an urgent care unit, fulfilling my unofficial goal of visiting such a facility or emergency room in each state. Unlike our recent experiences in […]

Florida in February – Tampa, Part One

February 6 – 20 We’ve made a number of trips to Florida in the past, but all have been primarily to the northern part of the state (Tallahassee and Fernandina Beach).  Deciding to follow the path of snowbirds, we thought it might be fun to spend a month traveling throughout the state and enjoy its […]

Adventure Cycling Ragin’ Cajun Tour – Part Six

October 11 – 23 From Café de LaSalle we drove a short distance to our next stop for the day, the Swamp Pop Museum, which tour leader Greg had again arranged to be open for us.  Ville Platte refers to itself as the Swamp Pop Capital of the World, honoring a late 1950s and early […]

Adventure Cycling Ragin’ Cajun Tour – Part Five

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.  […]

Adventure Cycling Ragin’ Cajun Tour – Part Four

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 […]

Adventure Cycling Ragin’ Cajun Tour – Part Three

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. […]