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  • A suspended bicycle marked the finsih line for Virginia's Blue Ridge Gran Fondo
Virginia’s Blue Ridge Gran Fondo “Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”  — Benjamin Franklin I must admit I was surprised that anybody was in the...
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  • Our group rides under a short tunnel near Buchanan, Va
Virginia’s Blue Ridge Fondo, based in Botetourt County, Va. is coming up on October 14, 2018.  The event, which begins and ends at Ballast Point Brewing, offers rides of 30,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...