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

Water

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

Going Steady

Way back when I was a teenager, it was a big deal in dating when someone starting going steady.  In an impressionable and imaginative teenage mind, that was only one step away from marriage. For the parents, going steady that young was certain disaster. Today I went steady with Nate, Hurricane Nate, that is, blowing … More Going Steady

Headwind

Things won’t always go your way. I had more headwind today than on my entire cross-country trip last year. Maybe it’s called headwind partly because it can get to your head. What works on the bike may also work in life. Get behind something that blocks the wind. Today I rode (no, flew) to the North … More Headwind

Deep Resources

Today we all rode together to Jamestown where we were to take a ferry across the James River. Just before we boarded, we heard “psssft.” One of the group had a flat. Two stayed behind with the person to fix the flat and the rest of us figured we’d go ahead and take the ferry … More Deep Resources