Category Bicycle Tours and Rides

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Eleven

June 9-24 This next to the last day of the tour would be challenging as we would leave the GAP trail and connect with the fairly new, not quite completed Montour Trail by having to follow a set of convoluted directions through the outskirt of Pittsburgh. This is where we were going to rely on […]

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Ten

June 9-24 As mentioned in the prior post, my field trip would be out to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kentuck Knob (Hagen House).  Faithfull readers of the blog will recall our interest in this true American Genius and as we’d visited his Fallingwater the last time through, I was very interested in seeing this entirely different […]

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Nine

June 9-24 The bus pulled off the road at the Deal trailhead and parked, disgorging cyclists ready to hit the trail. We moved our luggage from the bus to the truck that would carry them on to that night’s campground, located our bikes, and walked over to the trail, mounting up to start our first […]

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Eight

June 9-24 We drove Bev out to the airport in the morning, returning to the Urban Homestead to clean up, do a load of laundry and finally get on the road close to noontime with a short two-hour drive down to Pittsburgh. Our stay for the night was at the Courtyard Pittsburgh Airport, actually located […]

Alabama Wedding, Part Five

May 7-15 With the nuptials to attend later in the day, we figured we’d do some sightseeing in the morning followed up by a hike, then return to the house to relax and clean up before heading to the wedding. Our first stop on the way to Fort Morgan, our focus for the morning, was […]

Alabama Wedding, Part Four

May 7-15 We arrived in Orange Beach late in the afternoon, after an easy ride down the interstate, turning convoluted when our Garmin sent us on city streets through Mobile for no apparent reason, somewhat paralleling the I-10 which we would pick up once we passed through downtown and emerged from one of the two […]

Alabama Wedding, Part Two

May 7-15 For our second day in Memphis we were committed to getting in a good bike ride, one with moderate distance on a safe route, giving us another type of look at the city. With a little bit of research on the web we found a greenway, the Shelby Farms Greenline that we could […]