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An amazing – albiet rainy – Fredericksburg to Richmond ride

Preparing to depart Fredericksburg
Preparing to depart Fredericksburg

Day 1: With lots of hope for good weather, our 36 person group of East Coast Greenway cyclists, departed Fredericksburg at 7:30AM in pouring rain.   Today’s destination was Richmond VA – 70 planned miles.  Note the word ‘planned’.

The good news about the weather – is that Hurricane Joaquin brought us a wonderful tail wind.  Winds from the north east took the edge off of the rain.  Riding through Fredericksburg you couldn’t help but to notice the ferocity of the Rappahannock river – being dumped with water for the prior 4 days.  We didn’t notice any flooding of the roadways, and eventually made our way to higher grounds through numerous civil war sites, and many other attractions that begged for photo opportunities. Continue reading An amazing – albiet rainy – Fredericksburg to Richmond ride

Cycling by storm

20567816714_9bc8d13577_zSunday October 4, I’ll join up with 35 other cyclists from various states, to bicycle 325-miles from Fredericksburg VA to Raleigh NC.

The ride is part of the Week A Year Tour in support of the East Coast Greenway (ECG), a 2,900-mile trail route that stretches from the Canadian border at Calais, Maine, to Key West, Florida.   We will be riding 6 days — and it appears that on Day 1 we may have a special guest.   Hurricane Joaquin!    While the weather gods are still calculating the storm path, Virginia and North Carolina have already declared states of emergency!   Oh let the fun begin!!!

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