Day 14 – Sweet Carolina (November 16, 2020)

Night 14 Goodbye Virginia, hello North Carolina! Yesterday (Nov 16) we woke up to a warm breeze, but now we wake up to 32-36 degree air. As type this, I am shrunk down in my sleeping bag with my cold weather clothes on. I heard some friends woke up to snow, so for a cheapContinue reading “Day 14 – Sweet Carolina (November 16, 2020)”

Day 13 – Winds of Change (November 15, 2020)

(New phone, who dis?) Night 13 Isle of Wright is in the middle of a ton of farms. By a ton, I mean miles. Long flat miles. Loooooong flat miles. Just off to the side, a few tree, soy, and cotton fields later, you find this plot of land covered in campers. It appeared outContinue reading “Day 13 – Winds of Change (November 15, 2020)”

Day 12 – Of Birthdays and New Devices (November 14, 2020)

Night 12 First off, thank you everyone for the birthday wishes and donations. I’m sorry if I haven’t responded to them all as I was without a phone for most of the day. This wasn’t the most adventurous day, but I am sure there is plenty of excitement ahead. It’s just how you enjoy yourContinue reading “Day 12 – Of Birthdays and New Devices (November 14, 2020)”

Day 11 – Happy Birthday! Now Go Ride Your Bike Around the Country (November 13, 2020)

Night 11 This morning’s post I would like to dedicate to my mother, Rhonda (Huggins) Shableski, because sometime in this day 25 years ago, she did the thing which every single one of my ancestors did for the past…..uh…since the beginning of time. Now I’m talking to you with my thumbs about bikes. Weird howContinue reading “Day 11 – Happy Birthday! Now Go Ride Your Bike Around the Country (November 13, 2020)”

Day 10 – The Crayfish Parade in the Valley of Water (November 12, 2020)

Night 10 There seems to be a lot of flooding going on in the south east right now. Fortunately we only had to cross a few flooded roads. Safety is key when doing so. If you have never come across this and didn’t grow up around flooding creeks and rivers in your back yard likeContinue reading “Day 10 – The Crayfish Parade in the Valley of Water (November 12, 2020)”

Day 9 – Early to Bed, Early to … Flood (November 11, 2020)

Night 9 First flash flood? Mine too. So we stayed at KOA for another day to plan a few days and avoid the lightning blocking our path to Richmond and Jamestown after that. The camp manager was awesome and upgraded us to a cabin because the tent areas were likely to flood with the nightsContinue reading “Day 9 – Early to Bed, Early to … Flood (November 11, 2020)”

Day 8 – Footpaths and Front Gates (November 9, 2020)

Night 8 We all know the smell. Maybe those of us who live in greener lands know it a bit better, but this was the first time it woke me up. Staying at a KOA campsite on the edge of the pond, a relocation from our original spot because of the forecast, we knew itContinue reading “Day 8 – Footpaths and Front Gates (November 9, 2020)”

Day 7 – Chill Riding (November 8, 2020)

Night 7 Yesterday we took one last quick jaunt to stay with some friends here in northern Virginia. It’s the first time I’ve seen Grant and his family outside of band and we only had to ride our bikes for a week to do it. Unfortunately I don’t have a ton of pictures to shareContinue reading “Day 7 – Chill Riding (November 8, 2020)”

Day 6 – Rest, and Rain on the Horizon (November 7, 2020)

Night 6 I suppose Sundays are for rest, recoupment, groceries, and planning. With rain on the horizon as we dive deeper into Virginia (auto correct really wanted the joke here) we remained in Alexandria to plan the next few days route, contact housing, wash EVERYTHING, and enjoyed amazing food and drinks with our hosts LynneContinue reading “Day 6 – Rest, and Rain on the Horizon (November 7, 2020)”

Day 5 – Good Morning Virginia! (November 6, 2020)

Night 5 Good morning from Virginia! I know it’s not a huge distance, but MD, DC, to VA in one day was fun. Our last ten miles flew by in the dark as we rolled into Alexandria. So when I say we did 28 miles, we were on our bikes nearly the entire day, justContinue reading “Day 5 – Good Morning Virginia! (November 6, 2020)”