September 7, 2012
After spending the night at the KOA near Charlottesville, we drove towards the Blue Ridge Parkway. At a visitors’ center we explained that we only had a day to get an impression of the area, and didn’t want to spend it in the car. [Read more…]
September 6, 2012
Christof has always wanted to see the Skyline Drive and The Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway and thought renting a car would be a good idea; it would take way too much time to ride out there by bicycle. [Read more…]
September 5, 2012
Today we spent the day following our maps on Virginia’s bicycle path 1. My Visions of Arcadia have become reality. We traveled exclusively on back roads, scant traffic, no strip malls or highways, just quiet, peaceful countryside. [Read more…]
September 3, 2012.
We’ve been lucky with the weather. There were strong rains during the night but they stopped shortly before we needed to pack up. Today was disappointing, at first we couldn’t find the key to unlock our bikes, so the mosquitoes had a field day while we were looking for it. Although we rode all day, in an unproductive zig- zag, hoping to avoid heavy traffic – on Labor Day – it felt as though we hardly made any progress.
September 2, 2012
A great ride from Washington to Mt. Vernon on a bike path imaginatively named the Mt. Vernon Trail. Being Sunday morning, there was a lot of athletic activity on the trail: joggers, dog walkers and cyclists out moving their bodies.