Hello, again: 2018 prologue

 Hello. It's been a while. It's been nearly two years since I used this site for anything other than having my own dot-com email domain. Let's blame Medium for that. I got distracted by its fancy UI. Anyway, I've found I miss writing about cycling, and though I'm not touring, I am spending an awful …

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It goes on

The night before the trip began, a double rainbow appeared over the Atlantic in Yorktown. From the hotel courtyard, we all joked how it was a good omen for the trip. It turned out it was more than just wishful thinking: TransAm 2016 was, by any account, a complete success, and I'm sad that it's …

My continued adoration of the Bike the US for MS alumni family

There's quite a bit of hooplah about Virginia on the TransAm. I didn't really want to believe my native land was considered hellish, unforgiving, and among the most challenging states on the route. But compared to Virginia, Kentucky was much smoother, literally and figuratively. Adam said Kentucky's slogan might as well be, "Kentucky: Pretty much what you thought …

And so it ends

The final ride of the Northern Tier is a 33-mile trot from Snohomish, in through the north end of the city. We wake up at the Snohomish Youth Soccer Fields, tear down our tents one last time, zip up our kits, and get ready for the day of days. Our celebrations are uniquely calculated: the cyclists ride rogether down …