One of two things has happened: either I’ve well and truly lost my desire to carry on and enjoy this trip, or the stretch from Virginia to Florida is DULLLLLLLLLLLLLLL. Probably the latter. After Williamsburg, five days riding through the middle of Virginia and through North Carolina. There were lots of swamps, lots of forest […]Read more "Nothing to see here"
After Washington, I headed into the south. Starting with Fredricksburg, site of some famous battle or other. One of the things I’ve probably done wrong on this leg of the trip is not taking enough time to explore these interesting places and instead smashing out big mile days. After an 85 mile day, I don’t […]Read more "Why I would be no use in a zombie apocalypse"
From not Philadelphia to Baltimore, which is a town I knew nothing about, apart from a song in the musical Hairspray I’ve had the misfortune to hear. Turns out it’s a mixed city. Bits of it are lovely, bits are a dive. Started off cycling through some beautiful farmland to get there. One of the […]Read more "Good morning Baltimore"
This stretch of the trip is heavy on cities. From Salem into Boston, then to Baltimore, then to Washington DC. Pro-tip: cycling in rush hour sucks. But first, leaving Salem. The witches didn’t want me to leave, so covered the city in mist. Ominous, but lovely. Coming into Boston, I crashed into a parked car. […]Read more "Not Philadelphia (because the countryside is better)"
Forgive the boring, whiney post, but today kids, I’m going to talk about touring fatigue. Touring fatigue is a thing, and it happens when you’re on the road, cycling for a long time. It doesn’t have to be the three months I’ve put in so far, it can be weeks or days. Symptoms include sluggish […]Read more "Getting fatigued"
New England: overrated. That was the sentence I wrote first, but as I recalled my experience, it was actually awesome. Go New England. Or at least the North half of it cause that’s as far as I’ve got. From the desert to Mount Desert Island. Bar Harbor is a tourist town on Mt Desert Island […]Read more "Eating my way down the east coast"
Because there’s so much to see in the desert, I slowed down a bit through North Arizona and Utah to take it all in. Coyote Buttes is an area of Arizona which has been formed through extreme depositing and erosion cycles. As the wind shifted direction over time, there’s alternating patterns of rock. It’s very […]Read more "Geology rocks"