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Spent the weekend in Smithville celebrating Duke's birthday. As many times as I've been to Smithville, I've always wanted to ride from town out to Silver Point and back via SR56. So, I did it this weekend and I don't know why I haven't ridden it yet!TN SR56 zig zags north-south through Tennessee. The section I rode is from Smithville to Silver Point, which is a exit on I40, BLOS is probably a C, wide shoulders, very curvy, 55mph speed limit, moderate traffic. The road is pretty Keep reading [...]
Back in the spring of 2008, I decided my week-long adventure vacation would be to bicycle the Natchez Trace Parkway from south to north self supported. I was prepared to ride solo or with someone with conditions. Here was my request for company to the Harpeth Bike Club General list:I'm sitting here thumbing my way through Glen Wanner's book Bicycling the Natchez Trace. Why you ask? It's on my "cycling list of things to do" - ride back to Nashville from Natchez MS. Keep reading [...]
Steve A. and I are bicycle touring, self supported from Rock Island State Park on Saturday to Cedars of Lebanon State Park. The idea is to shake out our gear/system before we ride the Natchez Trace. One-way drop-off's are a pretty good way to tour.
Camp at Rock Island State Park on Friday night. Ride < 60 miles from Rock Island State Park to Cedars of Lebanon. Route isn't perfect, and probably won't be when we're done. We'll at least figure out how screwed Keep reading [...]
For the second cycling season, I've been the Ride Coordinator for the Harpeth Bike Club. While managing lots of personal email addresses, I'm amazed at the people that are locked into their Internet Service provider by using the ISP-provided address.What does this mean? Many use @comcast.net as their email address. They sign up at their bank with it. They sign up to ebay with it. They subscribe to mailing lists. Their whole life is connected to that email address.Problem Keep reading [...]
Ah, my first overnight self-supported bicycle tour. I had been on many week-long and overnight supported rides, including the BRAT twice, RAGBRAI once, Tour de Cure and Jack and Back numerous times. Since I'm going to ride the Natchez Trace in September, I figured I'd better test the system. For my first self-supported ride, I needed a moderate distance, and I wanted to ride from my doorstep somewhat close to downtown Nashville. In 2007, BRAT rode without me, starting in downtown Nashville, first Keep reading [...]
Did we make it? DID WE MAKE IT? Yes, we rolled in about 5 or 5:30 to the welcoming party in the square. They had a marching band, cheerleaders and a karaoke machine. Someone must have known we were coming. Just kidding. Keep reading and you'll find out why the square was deserted! Regardless, it was a great weekend for the American Diabetes Association. Day 1 was pretty routine with some headwind, and naturally the finish with the ride up the mountain. Donna did a great job volunteering Keep reading [...]
I plagiarized this from ibike.org. It's just too good not to reproduce.More Than Forty Good Reasons For Bicycling Bicycles Increase Mobility For Those Who Don't Have Access To Motor Transport. Bikes Increase Mobility For Those Who Don't Qualify To Drive A Car. Bicycles Increase Mobility For Those Who Can't Afford Motor Transport. Bikes Increase Mobility For Those Who Don't Want To Drive Motor Vehicles. There Are 28 Miles Of Bike Trails In The City of Seattle. (Nashville has Keep reading [...]
Well, I finally did it. Walk Bike Nashville's annual meeting was tonight, and I was invited. Contemplating on how to get to a meeting downtown about cycling and pedestrian advocacy in the rain, I chose to walk a block down the road and catch the bus! How dare those that DROVE to a Walk Bike meeting! If you look at the route maps for Nashville MTA, you immediately notice that the major arteries extend from downtown in a star pattern. A few of the routes Keep reading [...]
Total Raised: $33,306Greetings fellow HBC members and cycling community! I want to tell you all a little about this weekend and the great things your fellow members accomplished this weekend! I'm not going to tell you about the riding, the hills or average speed. A little story to start. This afternoon, Andy, Dan, Donna and I were patiently waiting for the last rider to arrive in College Grove, the last and the HBC-sponsored rest stop. Keep reading [...]
OK, I'm finally getting around to writing a story. But, I'm gonna plagiarize Jay Spiegel's updates as a starting point. I also plan to write a story on items to bring for RAGBRAI that are a MUST! Click Read More for Jay's daily stories!
Daily updates by Jay Spiegel, my comments in some other color! RAGBRAI Update #1 (to Spencer) I am sorry that this update is coming so late, but judging by the lack of cell towers in northwestern Iowa, it is no suprise that I have spotty coverage. So, you Keep reading [...]