Monthly Archives: July 2012

This looks like a great event!

customtripplanning

A few years ago Facebook enabled a re-connection with Chuck, a guy who grew up in my neighborhood and I had known since kindergarten.  I have truly enjoyed our conversations in the past couple of years, visiting him in when we were in Chicago and him spending one weekend with us while on a nearby work assignment.

While not someone who has been focused on building and maintaining “body beautiful” something about RAGBRAI,  Iowa’s cross-state bicycle ride,  caught his attention and he participated last summer.  An annual seven-day bicycle ride across the state organized by the Des Moines Register, RAGBRAI is the oldest, largest and longest bicycle touring event in the world. This year was the 40th annual ride and Chuck was there again.

You may say sure, a state like Iowa is flat so no big deal.  It is not completely flat and while the overall west-to-east route is downhill…

View original post 216 more words

Advertisements

2 Comments

Filed under events, RAGBRAI, rides

Family Bike Trails — National Geographic Traveler

Family Bike Trails — National Geographic Traveler.

The National Geographic has a piece about family bicycle trails in its July 2012 edition, featuring the following trails:

Leave a comment

Filed under in the news, National Geographic, Trails

More to explore on Mission Reach – San Antonio Express-News

More to explore on Mission Reach – San Antonio Express-News.

“[…] an additional mile of the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River has opened to the public, making it possible to enjoy the river’s ecosystem restoration for more than three miles, from the Lone Star Brewery to VFW Boulevard.”

Read the full story here: The San Antonio Express-News

Leave a comment

Filed under in the news, San Antonio, San Antonio Express-News, Trails