New England · New York & New Jersey

NYC, Cape Cod, and Connecticut

OK, so I deviated from my own standards on several fronts with the map above.  First and foremost, it’s not an exact replica of our trip into downtown Manhattan – GoogleMaps is not capable of creating a map using multiple types of transportation (driving, walking, and public transportation – all of which we used).  This… Continue reading NYC, Cape Cod, and Connecticut

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Pennsylvania · Ride Back Roads

An all-around Awesome Ride (including a free Pyrotechnics Guild show)

More than anything, I loved this ride because the scenery was absolutely sensational and the roads were incredibly twisty, winding, hilly bastards that demanded focus and energy.  It was an all-around great ride.  I would highly recommend you try it.  There are a ton of things to see, down, eat, and experience all along this… Continue reading An all-around Awesome Ride (including a free Pyrotechnics Guild show)

Ride Back Roads · The Virginias

The Trip that started it all….. (Part 2 – Richmond to DC – 125 miles)

Saturday’s ride from Richmond to DC provided us with ideal weather – high 60’s to low 70’s, mostly clear with a couple cottony clouds breaking up the uniformity of the bright powder-blue sky.  After back-tracking on 250 West from Richmond, we picked up 522 North. The first 20 – 25 miles on 522 wound and… Continue reading The Trip that started it all….. (Part 2 – Richmond to DC – 125 miles)

Ride Back Roads · The Virginias

The Trip that started it all….. (Part 1 – Pittsburgh to Richmond – 375 miles)

A couple quick thoughts before I begin.  First, this map is close to our actual ride, but not exact.  I removed the destinations to protect the privacy of those we visited.  Second, this ride (and blog) was broken up over three days – Pittsburgh to Richmond, Richmond to DC, and DC back to Pittsburgh.  Third,… Continue reading The Trip that started it all….. (Part 1 – Pittsburgh to Richmond – 375 miles)