Bike blog 2013.6 – final installment It is good to be back in State College, where spring comes at a more normal pace. It was 92 degrees yesterday in Washington as we walked the halls of Congress, and it seemed that the cherry trees that had only just blossomed were already losing their beauty … Continue reading Bike blog 2013.6: Hill Visits
WE MADE IT! We all arrived, safe and sound. What an exhilarating trip. From Joyce’s gourmet breakfast to our interviews with a national program for PBS, to the heroes’ welcome at Gallaudet, it’s definitely a day I will never forget. We started the day with lots of coffee and animated conversation with Joyce and Dave … Continue reading Bike Blog 2013.6: Maryland
Editors’ note: pictures will come when we get home and get them in the right format. For now, you should be able enjoy the videos of the day posted here, and here, and here. Day 4 (Guest blogger: Jess) It’s been like riding into springtime, each day a little warmer, a little greener. We rolled away from our … Continue reading Bike Blog 2013.5: Maryland
By unanimous consent, the word for the day is “headwind!” There’s nothing like a stiff breeze to take the pleasure right out of a long downhill glide. For much of the day, we were hunkered down against the wind, when we wanted to have our heads up, enjoying the beautiful scenery. But wind and weather, … Continue reading bike trip 2013.4: Headwind!
Day 2, Saturday April 6. (guest blogger: Dave) Everyone slept well at Bethany and Micah’s house after Friday night’s feast, even two-and-a-halfmonth old Benjamin. After less than twenty miles of biking the previous day, I’d say we were all feeling ready toget on the bikes again. We even agreed to do some weeding and carrot-thinning … Continue reading bike blog 2013.3
This is the best way to begin our trek to DC. We arrived at Micah and Bethany’s farm (Plowshare Produce) about six p.m. after a short, but tough, 18-mile ride from State College. We had a short tour of the farm, saw the impressive Percheron draft horses that plough the fields, and cooed over the … Continue reading Bike Trip blog 2013.2: Send-off and welcome