Yesterday, it was hot. Last night there was a lightning storm that delivered coolness this morning and intense wind from the northeast, just right for our ride southward today! Suzanne and I flew down Rt 17 (again), stopped for breakfast in Kingsland (NOT at Waffle House), then crossed the St. Mary’s River into Florida, the … More Wind


The girl posse was down to two today — Suzanne and me. The wind was favorable and we flew. As always, we were in pursuit of breakfast, and in serious pursuit beginning about Mile 10. Suzanne knows the type of place I like and she knows it’s not Waffle House. We staved our hunger by … More Waffling

Spanish Moss Trail

I could not believe it. Today’s ride, like yesterday’s, began with 52 miles of flat, straight, not scenic miles. Our girl posse was down to three as the hoped-for posse-bility of Jenn and Robin riding with us a little longer, alas, did not come to pass. I hear they are sleeping on soft cushy beds … More Spanish Moss Trail

Calm-52 Storm-16

I was pretty excited that Charleston SC was on the bike route. I knew it was famous but I didn’t know why. I had two reference points for Charleston. My longer term reference was a book called Small Craft Advisory by Louis Rubin, Jr., an evocative recounting of Rubin’s childhood years in Charleston building his … More Calm-52 Storm-16

Girl Posse-bilities

This delicious day began with a stunning sunrise in Calabash NC. Though we were all together at the crossing into South Carolina (photo below), a short distance later, the girls happened to split off into a girls posse. Jenn set a gentle pace for us that we could all keep. When the pace is right, … More Girl Posse-bilities


As soon as we exited the air-conditioned church in Wilmington, NC, we were drenched. It wasn’t raining, but the humidity was almost 100%. We were near water bodies all day, first the Cape Fear River, then the Atlantic Ocean. This Relive video shows it splendidly. There was water over us in the sky and under … More Water