Day 25 – Thanksgiving on the Road: Easy on the Eyes, Hard on the Shoulder (November 26, 2020)

Night 25 – Myrtle Beach, SC After our tour of the outer banks, and a handful of ferry rides, we finally made the jump into South Carolina. As time goes, we started the day where we left off. Waking up between a small graveyard and a playground. The morning was dry an warm. A fortunateContinue reading “Day 25 – Thanksgiving on the Road: Easy on the Eyes, Hard on the Shoulder (November 26, 2020)”

Day 24 – The Great Ferry to the South (November 25, 2020)

Night 24- Shallotte, NC Another excellent start to the day. Our excellent host Angela Denese and her husband had coffee, eggs, and bacon for us. The only obstacle between us and breakfast and the morning post was not getting too distracted with more stories of other cycling tourists and hopes for the future. With onlyContinue reading “Day 24 – The Great Ferry to the South (November 25, 2020)”

Day 23 – Blessings for Better Bridges (November 24, 2020)

Night 23- Wilmington, NC Editor’s Note: we skipped Day 22 because we lost track of the day numbering around Nov. 11th… don’t worry about it. Yesterday was just a nice day. Not a perfect day of riding conditions, but nothing really bad happened. The day just started and ended with some great moments. I wokeContinue reading “Day 23 – Blessings for Better Bridges (November 24, 2020)”

Day 21 – Beds. Beers. Battlestar Galactica. (November 23, 2020)

Night 21 It rained last night, so this morning we ran through our drying out procedures. I snuck off early to see the ocean and do my normal thing. Because of daylight savings, the days ride, and lack of things to do after dinner, we tend to roll into our tents around 6 or 7.Continue reading “Day 21 – Beds. Beers. Battlestar Galactica. (November 23, 2020)”

Day 20 – Red Sky in the Morning, Cyclists Take Warning (November 22, 2020)

Night 20 On day 19, we got cut short by a boat schedule and some relentless local camp monopolies. So we agreed to up our pace and start with a solid leave time of 8:30 am. All for the best as there was a storm lingering and we would rather set up our tents inContinue reading “Day 20 – Red Sky in the Morning, Cyclists Take Warning (November 22, 2020)”

Day 19 – Tourist Pitfalls and Ferry Chess (November 21, 2020)

Night 19 We got caught in a tourist trap of sorts. Recognizing how expensive it is to camp on the east coast, it is wise to plan ahead and know how far it is to other options. So when things fall through or don’t look too favorable, you can react properly. Sometimes plans have toContinue reading “Day 19 – Tourist Pitfalls and Ferry Chess (November 21, 2020)”

Day 18 – Life’s a Beach (November 20, 2020)

Night 18 Here I stand in cooler sand with warm toes but oatmeal in my nose – CAS Anyway, lets talk about yesterday. It was pretty chill and long. It has gotten quite a bit warmer, which, while nice in the morning, makes the miles drag on during these long straight stretches of road. ButContinue reading “Day 18 – Life’s a Beach (November 20, 2020)”

Day 17 – Just Two Dudes, Getting It Done (November 19, 2020)

Night 17 As I lay here in the cold, waiting for the…. actually, I’m up. I saw the time and knew I didn’t have long. Screw the cold, I want to see this. With only 2 real stops, this one is picture heavy. We woke up yesterday and knew we only had about 35 milesContinue reading “Day 17 – Just Two Dudes, Getting It Done (November 19, 2020)”

Day 16 – The Bridge to Kitty Hawk (November 18, 2020)

Night 16 We have hit the outer banks, but I haven’t looked at the ocean yet. Yesterday we hit Goose point and slept at the KOA. Our next confirmed campsite was in Rodanthe, only 62 miles away. It was pretty chilly and quite windy. But the bathrooms were all the way across camp. Lucky me,Continue reading “Day 16 – The Bridge to Kitty Hawk (November 18, 2020)”

Day 15 – Tailwinds from the North, Eyes Pointed South (November 17, 2020)

Night 15 It’s a cool 41 degrees this morning. The forecast looks like 36-42… a day to bundle up, but not quite for the snow some are expecting just north of us. Yesterday was an easy day to navigate, but 62 miles is only so fun when it’s completely flat. At least this time weContinue reading “Day 15 – Tailwinds from the North, Eyes Pointed South (November 17, 2020)”