RLT: Augusta Bound – Leg 2

RLT: Augusta Bound – Leg 2

Good Morning! Well, first order of business is a cup of coffee, sit with me? :-). Then, as our brains awake the second thing is to start figuring out where to go today… so many choices! Ok, here is a logistics problem with the route planning… The PC/web browser version of Google maps allows...

RLT: Augusta Bound – Leg 1

RLT: Augusta Bound – Leg 1

Prelude Well, here we go…  However, before you can go anywhere you have to have some kind of a plan, right?  The outline of this ride coalesced around two ideas: last years Michigan trip and AIT graduation. We had such a fabulous ride last year we imagined something very similar for this year. Settled,...

RLT: Local Roads

RLT: Local Roads

Ride ‘all’ the roads near home… As it turns out Southern Maryland is a wonderful place to ride… Before getting the bike I suspected it was true, having been down a number of little two-lane county roads in the car. That notion was confirmed in spades as I began looking for new and different...

RLT: MI & Back – Leg 10

RLT: MI & Back – Leg 10

Sunday August 12th Well up and at’em! The place was very nice, a small ranch purchased for the host’s mother, family taking care of family. Now there are guests in the front and… puppies in the back. Well, enough fun for one morning… Packed up and on the road. Breakfast at a local place...

RLT: MI & Back – Leg 9

RLT: MI & Back – Leg 9

Saturday August 11th Woke up this morning hoping for some favorable weather… Quick check shows predictions of scattered rain tapering off over the the course of the day and with each mile east. Not perfect, but way better than yesterday and certainly heading in the right direction. We packed up, ate in the hotel,...

RLT: MI & Back – Leg 8

RLT: MI & Back – Leg 8

Friday August 10 Good morning!  Yawn, stretch!  Open your eyes, time for some coffee ;-). Look out the window, oh oh pretty dark.  Check the weather; looks like we are going to be getting wet. Well, it’s early, probably should make the most of it and get going :-).  First stop: breakfast.  The owner...

RLT: MI & Back – Leg 7

RLT: MI & Back – Leg 7

Thursday August 9th Ok, today was unique in many ways… Shortest ride.  Most ‘touristy’.  Air B&B letdown :-(.  Last night we were poking around on the map trying to figure out which way to go.  Drop down into the heartland?  Follow the lake?  Target New York before starting south?  Then we noticed a ferry...

RLT: MI & Back – Leg 6

RLT: MI & Back – Leg 6

Wednesday August 8th On the way north we skirted Detroit to the west, but starting this morning we are already ‘into’ the metro area so trying to sort out what tack we should we take to get past the city.  Wait, we’re not sailing – well if the saying fits use it right?  Rabbit...

RLT: MI & Back – Leg 5

RLT: MI & Back – Leg 5

Tuesday August 7th All too soon it’s time to head towards home.  So hard to say good bye, even when you know it’s only temporary…  We wanted to leave pretty early, in order to get close to Detroit today.  Funny enough it was comfortable getting back on the bike – just felt ‘right’ in...