Spring is coming slowly to Northern Virginia.   With temps once again struggling to get above 60 degrees, I opted for a familiar route around Prince William Forest and onto Quantico Marine Corps Base.  I hoped to check in on the marina at the town of Quantico. “Quantico Town” is in an odd location.  It is surrounded on […]

Possum Point

Today is Super Bowl Sunday.  I felt obligated to come up with a football-related theme for today’s ride but I couldn’t think of anything.  I couldn’t even come up with something sports related.  I guess I had “rider’s block.”  Instead, I decided to head for another nook along the Potomac River – Possum Point. To […]

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 […]

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 […]

Memory Lane

  I haven’t gone over 40 miles since August 8th and with my 65-mile ride 10 days away I figured it was time to get back into the swing of things.  I had my new bike and all the “incidentals” (spare tube, water bottles, CO2 cartridge, etc…) necessary for a longer outing so I was […]

Quantico Wildlife Area

I haven’t missed a weekend ride in over three months, but my streak was in jeopardy this afternoon.  Parenting and social obligations kept me off the roads on Saturday and early morning rains and the promise of afternoon thunderstorms put Sunday at risk.  So when the skies cleared and the roads were dry at 2:00, I […]