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. […]

October 11 – 23 Up early the next morning, we hopped in the car and began our long days drive.  All things considered, it was an easy drive, mostly interstate but through some pretty remote areas of the country.  We hit a McDonalds for breakfast given few other choices (for the record, I can’t understand […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]