My 2014. Few quotes. New goals !

What a year.  Thanks for being part of my adventure on two wheels.   My 2014 looked like this in digits: Total miles – 4271.26 (70 bike rides) RUSA rides in km- 4448 (22 brevets) Hours on the bike – 291.77 (12.16 days ! ) Calories burned – 188 953 ( according to mapmyride 🙂 ) Awards and […]

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New Way to New Windsor 200k

November was almost vanishing before I can schedule another big ride. On the last day of the month I was ready to complete a 200k, again . . . This ride was also going to place me above 4000km for the year. The forecast was for mild winds coming my way, and temperatures close to freezing point. […]

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Sailing Down to Solomons 200k .

In the last day of September I decided to go for  a local ride in my ambitions to complete my first R12 award. Road organizer Crista describes it as ” fairly gentle cruise down to Solomons Island with lots of nice water views” This was  a flat ride. Starts in  Crofton, MD , visiting the coast cities […]

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Delaware-Maryland Flatlands

As part of my quest of collecting another state I decided to ride in Delaware last weekend. Start was  in Chester, MD over Bay Bridge.  I had a quick breakfast and  geared up. Already thinking about finishing by 6pm and work. I was feeling terrible for the first couple of hours after sleeping 3 the previous night. Early in the […]

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A ride in West Virginia

Visiting West Virginia was on my checklist for some time. Last Saturday I headed out to ride Stone Soup 200k. This was a really scenic ride, visiting some historical places. Starting in Glen Echo, then moving north towards Antietam Battlefield on the way to Shepherdstown, WV. Then back south towards DC visiting the cities of Harpers Ferry, Lovettesville and Point of Rocks. […]

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Flat tire on a flat 200

On Saturday I joined DC Randonneurs for another great 200km brevet.  The name of the route is Pastries & Coffee . On DCR calendar for a first time! Surprisingly 51 riders showed on the start line. We all gathered in the “Big Bean Coffee”  in Severna Park. On the back of the shop was check […]

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Warrenton 300km and Northern Exposure 400km

     After surviving the last 65 miles of Northern Exposure due to my old knee injury I finally found time to blog. What started with a great first 180 miles , ended with almost moving at a walking pace , squeezing the last strength and mental toughness left in me.     Two big rides in […]

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2014 DCR Wilderness Campaign 200k

Last Saturday was the first 200km this year with DC Randonneurs. The forecast was for a pleasant day and temperatures in the 60s. I was not feeling very well the previous two days, but I also was not  just simply missing the ride. So lets see . . .  preparation, preparation. I am always amazed […]

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Last Train from Clarksville 200K

This Saturday was my second 200km brevet of the year.  For February  I decided on doing “Last Train from Clarksville 200 km”, a route designed by Crista Borras fr0m DC Randonneurs. Starts and ends in  Clarksville,MD. It is a loop with 7600 feet climbing – I think average for DC Randonneurs rides. As Crista describes […]

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