Greeting from Harrisonburg VA, where the temperature is 96 degrees and we are melting. Rode the length of the Skyline Drive in 2 days, 8,000ft of ascent and some fabulous scenery. Today was 65 miles, only 3,000ft ascent, but temperatures that were just crazy - 80 degrees in the shade at 9.00am. Day off the bikes tomorrow to do some sightseeing - anyone for the Quilt Museum???
belated HBTY Barry and welcome back Kiwi - I'm more or less a non runner at the moment but hoping to get some enthusiasm back when we get home.
Get up the training team and I'll just keep consuming the calories........
Greetings from hot, sunny Virginia! After a couple of days sight-seeing in DC we brought the bikes via Amtrak to Charlottesville, where we rebuilt them yesterday. 20 mile ride today trying to find a sensible route out for tomorrow, when we will be fully loaded up and not wanting to be doubling back every time we get lost. Had enough of culture etc - time to hit the hills! This is obviously a good town for cyclists, dedicated bike lanes on most of the major roads and priority at traffic lights.
We are fully armed with pepper spray - so bring on the bears........
Finally persuaded myself to get back out running on Wednesday - not a happy experience although did two runs, a 5k in the morning and a 10k in the afternoon. Just plodding and doing some deliveries of expenses etc. Carrying 4 pints of milk in my rucksack for the last mile of the 5k wasn't the best idea.
Last long ride before the holiday yesterday - 60 miles with 3,000 ft of ascent, so not very hilly, although legs felt tired at the end as the hills were short, steep and close together.
Bags more or less packed, bikes dismantled and tucked up in their travel bags ready for the off. Will pop in from time to time to see how the training is coming along.
AA: we fly on Sunday, send a couple of days in Washington, then get the bikes on a train to virginia. But them back together, then 2 weeks cycle touring, rent a car, drive to South Carolina and spend a week in a small apartment on the beach, sea swimming and cycling. I have arranged and booked everything so keeping all possible body parts crossed that it all works. BA's contribution so far has been to worry a lot