2010 Wrap Up: Part 2 (The Pics)

As many of you know, I enjoy taking photos during my rides.  Here are some of my favorites from 2010: Colvin Road, Nokesville Quantico Wildlife Refuge Quantico Marina Prince William Forest Park Tidal Basin, Washington, DC   Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra Rte 234 Bike Path Orlando Road Start Line, Culpeper Metric Century Widewater Park Canova […]

Getting Ready For The Great Pumpkin Ride

This Saturday, I’ll be participating in Warrenton Cycling’s Great Pumpkin Ride, a 64-mile event in Fauquier County.  This should be an interesting contrast to the Culpeper Cycling Century event I rode in three weeks ago.  The Culpeper event was very forthcoming with information.  They provided me with hotel, restaurant, and local shopping info (none of which was […]

It’s A Small World, but We’re All Wearing Helmets and Sunglasses

I was walking my dog a couple of days ago and noticed my neighbor, Steve, working on his bike in his driveway.  Longtime readers with excellent memories will recall Steve from a previous post on flat tires.  We had a pleasant conversation about his bike, a Trek 2200, and I regaled him with stories of […]

Culpeper County Ride

Many people (including commentors on this blog) advise not to try new things when embarking on a long ride.  This is good advice.  New equipment may not perform the way you expect it to.  New food may not agree with you as you had hoped.  A lot can go wrong with new things and it […]

Afghanistan and My Cycling Schedule: The Connection

At the end of August, my work informed me that I would be traveling to Afghanistan for a couple of weeks.  This was a major bummer as I had previously registered for my first-ever organized ride, the Great Pumpkin Ride in Warrenton, VA, on October 23.  This was to be the capstone of my reintroduction […]

Prince William Forest & Quantico

On Saturday, I traveled around Prince William Forest and did a couple of laps on Quantico Marine Corps Base.  Although the calendar informed me it was Fall, the weather was decidedly summer-like, with temps in the mid 90s.  I’ve traveled all these roads at least once before so there was very little new to report, other […]

A Detailed and Scientific Analysis of the CCC 65-Mile Route

  Well, I’ve reviewed the pdf file of the CCC route I will be embarking upon this October 2.  I’ve studied the cue cards and discovered a kind soul has already mapped the route on mapmyride.com.  I’ve watched the 3D fly thru and have carefully reviewed every aspect of this undertaking.  Here are my detailed […]