Category Virginia

West Coast Spring 2018 – Wytheville

August 16 – 18 Our last major day of driving would take us five hours to Wytheville, Virginia, situated at the junction of the I-77 and I-81, about 70 miles east of Bristol, Tennessee, site of that weekends NASCAR race.  Bev and Jed would drive down from Baltimore the next day, Friday for the race, […]

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 […]

Virginia Creeper Trail, Part Two

September 4-7, 2015 We arose early enough Sunday morning to eat a good breakfast, drink a cup of coffee and take care of personal hygiene tasks before suiting up and hitting the road for the 20-minute drive back to Damascus.  This time we parked on the other side of town in a public parking area […]

Virginia Creeper Trail

September 4-7, 2015 The invite came via email from Chris, the organizer, in early spring.  The 10th annual Virginia Creeper Trail Campout and Bike ride was to be scheduled sometime that summer.  We’d joined this group a few years back and had a thoroughly enjoyable time.  Emails traded hands and before too long Labor Day […]

Outer Banks and More, Blacksburg

May 30 – June 14 Elements of this trip kept changing as we got closer to taking off, and we would continue to make plans on the fly as we went, much as we did in Europe last year. The impetus for it was a facilities management conference sponsored by ACUI and APPA at Virginia […]