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Packing for a Biking Trip Without Forgetting the Essentials

Disclaimer: This post, Packing for a Biking Trip, contains affiliate links…   Destination Bike Ride After receiving a text from our friend Barb that she was taking her bike with her to the beach, we decided to bring ours along as well. Barb is to biking, what I used to be to running, so I was […]

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Disclaimer: This recap of our 40-Mile Great Falls Ramble contains affiliate links…   Back to Some Hills and Notable Landmarks After a couple of weeks of cruising along on wide open and relatively flat roads, it was time to challenge myself on the rolling hills winding their way around Great Falls, VA. On Sunday morning, […]

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Disclaimer: This recap of our 30-Mile Greater Ashburn Bike Tour contains affiliate links…   Choosing Pavement over Gravel As the weekend approached, my husband Bill and I began discussing our cycling options. He was organizing a 44-mile gravel ride and even though it wasn’t all gravel, it was a little too much for this girl […]

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Disclaimer: This recap of our 30-Mile Tour de Ashburn contains affiliate links…   A Little Backstory: Forming a Cycling Club While out on a solo early morning ride in late July I mentally went through my list of friends who I could have cajoled into riding with me. Betsy, my regular weekday riding friend, wasn’t […]

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Disclaimer: This recap of our 30-Mile LoCo Gravel Grinder contains affiliate links…   Back on Some Gravel After enjoying riding my new road bike for a few weeks, I left it behind as I pulled out my Salsa to join Bill and two other friends for some gravel grinding on the less traveled roads of […]

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Disclaimer: This recap of our 30-Mile Clifton Breakfast Ride contains affiliate links…   A Less Rural Ride Our 20-mile Clifton breakfast ride started at 7 AM on Saturday at Chantilly High School in Fairfax County, Virginia. The temperature was in the low 70’s and the forecast promised that the rain would hold out until the […]

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   Initiated by Hills During the previous few Saturday rides, I was teased and told that sooner or later I’d have to climb the Taylorstown and Stumptown Hills located just 4 miles apart in northwestern Loudoun County. Apparently, they’re legendary in the local riding circle because I’d already heard […]

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Disclaimer: This post recapping our 40-Mile Fauquier and Loudoun Counties Bike Tour contains affiliate links…   39th Wedding Anniversary Ride Had I thought ahead, I would have asked Bill to plan our August 1st group ride to be a 39-miler in celebration of our 39 years of wedded bliss. Unfortunately, I wasn’t so clever so […]

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Disclaimer: This recap of our 36-Mile Southwest Virginia Country Roads Ride contains affiliate links…   Designing My Own Southwest Virginia Country Roads Ride Course I usually take a backseat and let Bill plan out the course for our weekly bike rides. He has ridden the back roads in Loudoun County for the last several years […]

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Disclaimer: This post recapping our 26-Mile Southwest Virginia Gravel Ride contains affiliate links…   Visiting Southwest Virginia On July 18th, the morning after arriving at the farm for a visit, Bill and I headed out early in the delightfully cool and foggy 64° morning air for our 26-Mile Southwest Virginia Gravel Ride on the local […]

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Disclaimer: This post recapping our 46-Mile Western Loudoun County Mountain Road Bike Tour contains affiliate links…   Oh, Those Hills With a successful group ride on country roads under my belt, Bill invited me to join him and his Worldgate cycling friends on July 11th for a 46-mile ride that he named Western Loudoun County […]

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The 52-mile Frederick County Maryland Three Covered Bridges bike tour takes the rider past beautiful farms just an hours drive west of the nation’s capital. Explore farmland, small towns, and even a university as you ride along this scenic course.

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Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links…   A Gift of Friendship From 1906 when US Department of Agriculture official Dr. David Foster first imported one hundred flowering and weeping cherry trees from a nursery in Japan to plant on his property in Chevy Chase, Maryland until the 1912 gift of 3,020 trees from the people […]

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On Saturday morning, Bill and I drove to Brunswick, Maryland for The Bike Lane Fall C&O Canal Trail Ride and joined about forty other cyclists who showed up for this very casual ride which was hosted by The Bike Lane. We rode along the C&O Canal towpath at our own paces to Shepherdstown, West Virginia […]

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Choosing a Suitable Mountain Biking Trail On the last full day of our Southern Utah vacation, we rented mountain bikes from Red Coyote Cyclery in Virgin; and after discussing the difficulty level of the local trails with the friendly shop experts, we chose Jem Trail. Last year in Moab, I discovered I’m not particularly good […]

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Early on Saturday, May 18, Bill and I loaded our Salsa bikes onto the back of our car for a trip to DC where we were meeting Cruiser friends for our first time participating in the 4th-Annual DC Bike Ride, a 20-mile car-free ride through the streets of DC. Among our friends were Chuck and […]

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the days leading up to officially becoming a Trumpet Head when Bill and I joined our friends and approximately 32,000 other bikers for our first riding of the 40-Mile Bike NY Five Boro Bike Tour. Our friends were veterans – some riding for as many as twelve years […]

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Becoming a Trumpet Head:  Leading Up to our Bike NY Five Boro Bike Tour

Learning to Dress for Success Temps in the high 50’s and rainy is an easy call for me when dressing for a run – shorts, a tank, and gloves… Dressing for biking; however, is a whole new challenge for this runner girl. The breeze created while I zip along is a game changer and leaves […]

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My husband and I recently went on a 50-mile bike ride, my longest to date. We started out with plans to ride about 40 miles, but in typical Deb fashion, mid-ride I suggested that we go a little farther.  We drove our bikes to the W&OD Trail parking lot near Route 28 which happens to […]

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This week as I enjoy vacation time with my mom, Bill is at home working.  He surprised me by writing a guest post about his biking adventure on Sunday. Without further ado, here’s Bill’s story…   Last week, I had a small mechanical problem with my Salsa bike when I went out for a ride […]

 
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