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)”

Helmets off to the Veterans (November 10, 2020)

Hey everyone. Tomorrow is a rain day and also November 11th. So for those of you who don’t know, while I kept on marching drum corps and going to school, this guy, who I’ve called my best friend for the last 16ish years, this mad lad who equally dove head first into this 12,000 mileContinue reading “Helmets off to the Veterans (November 10, 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)”

Day 4 – Breakfast and History (November 5, 2020)

Night 4 Little late posting today, but it’s all good. Just out side of DC now. The night wasnt the coldest or the deepest, but the slugs love to hit a ride on our equipment. Thanks to George Orfalea for letting us in to his back yard and feeding us breakfast. George is an englishContinue reading “Day 4 – Breakfast and History (November 5, 2020)”

Day 3 – It’s been real, PA (November 4, 2020)

Night 3 Goodbye Pennsylvania. So many people have been talking about you recently that we will have to check back in soon….a few months maybe. So here we are. Just about 2 miles over the Mason-Dixon line at a campsite. Had an easier day now that we are on the rail-trail, but we are stillContinue reading “Day 3 – It’s been real, PA (November 4, 2020)”

Day 2 – Road to Washington DC (November 3, 2020)

Night 2 There is something strange that happens to your body after riding though cold mornings, hot sunny days, and climbing the biggest hill of the day in the chilly evening. You just get hit with cold shivers and and heat waves over and over. You get out of the shower and you are burningContinue reading “Day 2 – Road to Washington DC (November 3, 2020)”