The road and the touring bike were beckoning, a free weekend presented itself, and the appeal of a relaxing night with some good food on Ocracoke Island was just too much to resist. A couple of motel reservations were made in Manteo and Ocracoke, the gear was packed, and it’s off to the Outer Banks
This year’s MS Tour To Tanglewood began with a beautiful Saturday morning ride. The team split into a variety a groups doing different distances with a couple of us hoping to do the 80 mile loop or maybe even the century. As it turns out, the century route continues on from the completion of the
I have to say, this was probably the most scenic section I’ve cycled to date. From about 25 miles west of St. Ignace all the way to Ludington was beautiful. The Upper Peninsula was challenging with the distance between services and accommodations, but Highway 2, although highly traveled, had a wide shoulder and smooth surface.
There’s no doubt that I have a predilection for “circumnavigation”. The thought of doing an “out and back” ride or run is in itself enough to make me stay on the couch. There’s something just a bit more fulfilling about completing a route “around” something. Maybe it’s the same thing that causes some folks to
In case anyone is looking for some tips on packing for a comparable tour, here’s what I packed. For the most part, I’m satisfied with the selection. I’ll probably make a few adjustments to the amount and type of cycling clothing – especially the rain gear. Cycling Gear Specialized TriCross. -Worked very well except for