Category Archives: Bicycling

Big Slackwater on the C&O Canal

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal was a monumental engineering feat for its day. President John Quincy Adams turned the first shovel-full of dirt for the project on Independence Day in 1828, just a few miles from where I live. The … Continue reading

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October at the Shore

Taking advantage of a week of favorable weather, Sue and I rendezvoused with New York friends Tad and Lea in mid-October to introduce them to some of our favorite cycling spots along the Delmarva Shore. Over five days, we biked … Continue reading

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Mucked in Pennsylvania

Rails to Trails Conservancy’s 2018 Pennsylvania Sojourn I’m having a beer and a burger at a bar and grill in Easton, Pennsylvania, and checking tomorrow’s weather forecast on my cell phone again. The chance of rain keeps increasing; it could … Continue reading

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Alligator Alley: Florida’s Van Fleet Trail

Alligators are about as common in Florida as white-tailed deer in Maryland. But no matter how many times I visit, I’m always thrilled to see one. On my trip to Florida this past March, I saw more—many more—than I ever … Continue reading

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California Coasting

I recently visited my three sisters, who live in widely scattered locations in Northern California. Starting in Sacramento, I drove north to the foothills near Chico, southwest to Santa Rosa*, and then south to Half Moon Bay. Although I enjoyed … Continue reading

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