ABOUT

On my way up Thunder Ridge

On my way up Thunder Ridge

I’m an avid cyclist based in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.  I also travel several times a year for destination bike rides.  Personally, I am a husband, father to three grown boys and many know me as the news anchor on WSLS-10, the NBC affiliate in Roanoke, Va.  For more on my professional life, check out my Linked In profile or read my  initial blog, Where I’m coming from.

I want to thank you for stopping by the blog.  I hope you will take a moment to peruse several of my musings while you are here.  If you are looking for a place to go ride your road bike, there are numerous options under the menu for road bike rides.  Whenever I travel to ride, I try to convert that to useful information for my readers.  I do this several times a year.  My wheels have passed over the ground in places such as Glacier National Park, Burlington, Vermont, Lancaster, Pa.  and even lesser known areas such as Speculator NY.  Of course I ride

Deschutes Pacific Wonderland

Deschutes Pacific Wonderland

all the time in my home region, Virginia’s Blue Ridge, surrounding Roanoke, Va.

It may not sound like it, but I enjoy mountain biking as much or more than riding on the road.  It’s just that my friends like the road better and it’s just more convenient.  I hope to add even more rides to the mountain bike ride menu in due course.

I must admit a certain affection for craft beers.  As I’ve noted in a couple of posts, it’s rare to drop by a craft brewery and not see more than a few cars in the lot with bikes mounted on them.  I’ve asked numerous people in the brewing industry why craft beer and bikes go together and no one really has a good answer.  But I can tell you that while I am riding the trails or the highways, the thought of a cold one is not far from my mind!  Thus, I’ve given myself an excuse to enjoy said cold one as a topic here on the blog.  Look for the Beers I have Ridden menu to grow after every significant ride.

There are days when I might leave the bike home and go for a hike, go kayaking or fishing.  I also like writing about that stuff and it would be stupid to have separate blogs for each outdoor pursuit.  Soooo… there’s a chance that a rogue category may show up and you may have to suffer a shot of two of me holding up a fish.

Thanks for reading.

jc

Cycling to the ruins of the fort at Crown Point, NY

Cycling to the ruins of the fort at Crown Point, NY

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