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[Beer Review] Hardywood Saison Rustica

I’m a little afraid to say it out load – but this summer has been so wonderfully mild in DC. Unlike last year when a run or bike ride in the hot, humid, polluted air would cause my eyes to burn and my lungs to constrict, it seems like this year we have had one very long spring. Sure, the temperature has crept up, let’s call it Spring+™. That being said, I’ve had less and less of a desire to seek…

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2014 Hoppy 100 Planning

2014 #hoppy100 Planning. #ridebikes #drinkbeer #craftbeer

Mark your calendars, it’s time to start thinking about the 2014 Hoppy 100 – a darn long bike ride interspersed with beer stops. What is the Hoppy100? Read my 2013 recap here to find out.


Every year there are new twists to this adventure, and application of some lessons learned. This year we will call the ride “Less Blood, More Beer” edition. If you were around last year you know what I mean, if…

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Long Island Sound Bike Overnight

Long Island Sound #BikeOvernight #ridebikes #makeadventure

Before I began writing this I checked the official rule book – a bike overnight need not be soaked in spectacular nature or capped with wild nights around a campfire, followed with mornings of carefully crafted artisinal camp coffee.  When distilled to its essence, a bike overnight should be an the escape from the ordinary, filled with the adventure of flinging yourself into the world knowing…

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My 2014 Brewvet

My 2014 #Brewvet Summary. #ridebikes #drinkbeer

The 2014 Brewvet challenge finished up this week, and results are coming in from across the country – I’m very excited to see how many finishers we get! That being said, I need to make my Brewvet official – so here is a summary of my 8 rides. Remember to send your submissions in by June 21!

Brewvet 1 – May 3, 2014

To kick off the #brewvet I opted to ride to my local beer and wine shop Schneiders…

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DC Tour de Cure Launch Party and Ride #bikeDC #bikeMD #stopdiabetes

Hey friends - If you are around on the 14th of June I highly encourage you to participate in this ride I am leading.

DC Tour de Cure Launch Party and Ride #bikeDC #bikeMD #stopdiabetes

Hey friends - If you are around on the 14th of June I highly encourage you to participate in this ride I am leading.

Brewvet Check-in

#Brewvet Check-in #ridebikes #drinkbeer #makeadventure

Folks – we’ve just got a hair under two weeks left in the 2014 Brewvet Challenge! There is plenty of time to start your adventure now and complete the 8 rides by June 10th – so get out there and ride!

I’m really encouraged to see at least 20 active twitterati or instagramers updating the world with their progress. Check out a slice of the action that is happening across the country below, and…

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Hiking Old Rag

Hiking Old Rag #makeadventure

I’m writing this on Sunday evening (though it won’t be “live” until Thursday) and I am still sore from this beautiful hike in Shenandoah National Park. Featuring about 2,500 ft of elevation gain over a roughly 10 mile hike, there is rarely a level section. However, the rigorous climbing is rewarded with the best vistas I have experienced in Shenandoah, as well as a fun and physically challenging…

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C&O Canal Piece by Piece - Shepherdstown, WV to Williamsport, MD

C&O Canal Piece by Piece - Shepherstown, WV to Williamsport, MD #ridebikes #makeadventure #bikeMD

In lieu of riding the entire C&O canal in one big tour, Kate and I are trying to break it up into enjoyable day rides in the 50-mile range. We get to sleep in our own bed, enjoy breakfast on the ride to our starting point, and hopefully a nice dinner late in the day to celebrate our accomplishments. Previously we’ve ridden an overnight from DC to Point of Rocks, and from Point of Rocks to…

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Six Pillars Century Recap

Six Pillars Century Recap #bikeMD #ridebikes #findadventure

Two weeks ago I rode to a personal best time for a century – 5h 55m – at the Six Pillars Century in Cambridge, Maryland. No doubt the flat terrain, generous pacelines, and cooperative wind (at least until noon) helped my cause.

The ride moved quickly for the first 60 miles, followed by a long solo effort for about 25 miles – which I have grown accustomed to in my longer riding endeavors. During…

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