RLT: Local Roads, Extended

RLT: Local Roads, Extended

As I have been taking photos, marking the map, and scribbling notes about wondering here and there I started bumping up against a problem. What to do wit those rides that are not exactly ‘around the house’ but not proper road trips either…. hummm, chin scratch. Ah, got it, make up another category! Extended...

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: 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: 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,...