Category Bicycle Tours and Rides

On the Road Again, Part Five

August 24 – September 6 We bade Jessica and Kris farewell Monday morning and hit the road for Yosemite on a now familiar route through the Central Valley onto Hwy. 120 and then uphill at Don Pedro Reservoir to the town of Priest. With over one hundred curves and hairpin turns, this stretch of the […]

On the Road Again, Part Three

August 24 – September 6 The drive up to Jalama Beach County Park took a little over an hour as we turned off Hwy 101 onto Hwy 1, then left on Jalama Road for the 14-mile drive into the park.  Later in our stay we’d ride our bikes almost the length of the road, but […]

On the Road Again, Part Two

August 24 – September 6 After a couple of doctor’s appointments on Monday (the curse of getting older) we took off on Hwy 101 for Santa Barbara.  A destination and turnaround point for countless bike rides, we’d spent quite a bit of time there while Jessica attended UCSB and looked forward to reconnecting with the […]

Back to the Future – L.A., Part Two

June 10 – TBD And so, for the next month or two we continued to straighten out the house, furnish missing items (drapes, carpets, etc.), ride our bikes and explore the changes in our neighborhood.  The first week of July found us preparing to celebrate the birthdays of Joanna, Bev, and Marty, dates signifying a […]

The Move, Part One

May 1 – June 10   We returned to Charlotte with the sale of the house and a move across the United States staring us in the face.  We were in better shape than many at this point in the process, having secured a solid offer ($5,000 over asking and no request to cover closing […]

Cycle NC Spring Ride Edenton, Part Two

April 24-28 We woke the next morning to high winds and a dicey weather forecast, with rain predicted by early afternoon.  Given our lack of enthusiasm for riding in wet conditions we, along with most of the group, decided to forego the 40-mile ride and instead do the shorter 27-mile route which gave us a […]

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 […]