Sunday, September 22, 2013

High Bridge Trail State Park, Farmville VA

I invited my non-cyclist wife to explore a new rail-trail which opened last year up in Virginia.  We would cycle 5 miles from the town of Farmville to the namesake bridge, then back.

Imagine my surprise when she accepted my offer.  Imagine even more suprise when she insisted on cycling to the eastern end-of-trail for a total of 30 miles round-trip...

Highly recommended.

Trail website:

Tourist photos:

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Channeling Vincent Price

A guy named Michael Jackson is running for mayor in the town of Erwin, NC.  Jayjay and I spotted dozens of campaign signs in the early morning as we rode the RUSA Tar Heel 200K.  My mind immediately thought of the famous singer of the same name.  Unfortunately, I also thought of his zombie song "Thriller", and the dulcet tones of Vincent Price's narration.  It started playing in an endless loop in my mind and kept playing all day.  Arrgh.

Beautiful weather, light winds, light traffic, no mechanicals, and the grill at the Marathon checkpoint in Stedman was open for both visits.  A great day on the bikes.

Here are a few photos, including bridge construction over the Cape Fear River near Tar Heel, NC.  Photos
Or view at the same photos on Flickr:  Photos