Post Cards From Warrenton

Happy Easter, everybody!  Today’s weather was textbook Easter – blue skies, sunny, and warm.  It was the sort of day one finds on post cards.  I decided to take advantage by pedaling over to Warrenton and taking a few (hopefully) post card-worthy pictures. Oh yeah – my route was 70 miles long, farther than I’ve […]

The Great Pumpkin Ride

As I left my house for Warrenton, I wondered if I would actually see any pumpkins during The Great Pumpkin Ride.   I don’t particularly like the taste of pumpkins (a fact that has some bearing on this story), but I didn’t think it would be proper to pedal much of the day in a ride named […]

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 […]

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 […]