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  • Karen Deer and Mary Carlin en route to a cold one.
Beers I have Ridden: Vienna Lager The Ride – Devils Backbone Ride and Ramble Metric Century In my original take on this ride, I detailed how difficult it was for...
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  • Mary Carlin and Barbara Butcher after completing the Devils Backbone ride.
Devils Backbone Road Metric Road Ride and Ramble   Let’s get something out of the way.  There are two climbs on this ride that suck. There. I feel better already. ...
  • Jackson River Scenic Trail Sign Near Covington, Va.
Rock formations along the Jackson River Scenic Trail Jackson River Trail Mile Markers The Jackson River Scenic Trail The Jackson River Scenic Trail is a bit of a surprise.  Not...
  • Heady-Topper is one of the world's best beers.
The Ride This is a clear case where the beer was waaaay better than the ride. That’s because on the ride, I crashed, was knocked unconscious, and left the scene in...
  • My best attempt to be chipper.
The Great Bike Crash   It had to happen eventually.  Now if I could just remember it. The saying goes it’s not a question of whether you’ll crash your bike,...
  • Rows of corn dominate the scenery in the Roll Over Cancer Ride.
The Ride – Roll Over Cancer 50-miler Any ride that starts and ends at a brewery is a good ride.  And Roll Over Cancer is one that makes you earn...
  • Riding among the homes along the strip at Holden Beach.
The Epiphany started with a window decal Mary and I stopped at a red light on Route 130 not far from Shallotte, NC.  The pickup truck in front of us...