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Posts made in October, 2010

D.C. to the Chisel Branch Hiker/Biker Camp Outside Potomac, MD: FINALLY we are bicycling!

D.C. to the Chisel Branch Hiker/Biker Camp Outside Potomac, MD: FINALLY we are bicycling!

36 miles (58 km) – Total so far: 36 miles (58 km) What a day! Right this very minute I am sitting in our tent in a remote hiker/biker campground along the C&O Canal Path somewhere outside of Potamac, Maryland. The geeky-cool thing about this is that even from this very remote location, I am online updating my Crazy Guy journal. It has been a long frustrating quest to find the right...

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Ohio to Washington D.C. Part 2: Staying with our first Warm Showers host

Ohio to Washington D.C. Part 2: Staying with our first Warm Showers host

Got to our Warm Showers host’s house in D.C. with no problems at all. Warm Showers (www.warmshowers.org) is an international website that connects touring cyclists with people who will host them for free during their tours. The idea is that the host provides a place to stay and a ‘warm shower.’ Craig and I have been Warm Showers hosts for years and we’ve hosted lots of...

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Ohio to Washington D.C.: On The Road Again Under Cloudy Skies

Ohio to Washington D.C.: On The Road Again Under Cloudy Skies

Yesterday was a day of rest, chilling on cushy couches watching music DVD’s on Kevin’s home theatre. NICE. As the icy wind howls outside the comfy guesthouse, I’m beginning to wonder what in the heck we are doing. Riding and camping in the cold, wet, muddiness that we’ll surely find on the C&O. It would be so nice to just relax here in the comfortable warmth for...

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The Music Continues: Another concert and some last minute shopping in Troy, Ohio

The Music Continues: Another concert and some last minute shopping in Troy, Ohio

Great party last night. The band, Higgins-Madewell (http://www.higginsmadewell.com/), is a local favorite and they were phenomenal (MUCH more enjoyable than Nickelback imho, sorry Nickelbackers). After a week of beautiful sunny weather here the skies abruptly darkened and dumped rain and cold temps on us all day yesterday. Today is overcast and windy. All of this reminded me that I completely...

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Concert in Columbus: Living it up in Ohio for a few days before the pedaling begins

Concert in Columbus: Living it up in Ohio for a few days before the pedaling begins

We’re staying with Craig’s old Navy buddy and his wife, Kevin and Trish, for a few days in the neat little town of Troy, Ohio before we continue onto D.C. Kevin’s planned a crazy weekend for us. Last night we drove up to Columbus, OH, checked in at the Drury Lodge and went to a Nickelback concert. Okay I admit that Nickelback wouldn’t have been my first choice in...

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COGAP INTERNET RESOURCES: For geeks like me, you know who you are!

COGAP INTERNET RESOURCES: For geeks like me, you know who you are!

As is my habit, I’ve spent the month before our COGAP tour in 2010 exhaustively researching the internet to prepare for this adventure. For my geeky readers, here’s a list of the most helpful resources that I’ve found for the C&O Canal Path / Great Allegheny Passage area. http://elephanteating.blogspot.com/2009/03/c-and-o-canal-campsite-guide.html Journal with a cool name!...

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INTRODUCTION: In which the five W’s are answered: Who, What, Where, When, and WHY OH WHY?!

INTRODUCTION: In which the five W’s are answered: Who, What, Where, When, and WHY OH WHY?!

Friday October 1, 2010 It’s been months in the making planning, researching, Google mapping, buying gear. We’re finally on our way. I’m Blue (yes, that’s my name. Well okay it’s my nickname.) and my husband, Craig, and I are at this very moment driving from St. Louis, where we live, to Washington D.C. to bike the C&O Canal Path and the Great Allegheny Passage...

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