Trees and Trucks at Falls & Shawan in Cockeysville

Trees and Trucks at Falls & Shawan in CockeysvilleIt’s Saturday, which meant it was time for another long ride in preparation for the big ride coming up next month. J. was leading the same ride as last week, this time with an extra loop to get the mileage up. I woke up to sunny skies out my bedroom window, warm in the sun, so I put on not-enough-layers and sunscreen before heading up to the farmer’s market to meet today’s riders. Continue reading

Pedestrian Bridge Welcome to the Eastern Deciduous Forest at Oregon Ridge State Park

Welcom to the Eastern Deciduous Forest at the end of a Pedestrian Bridge at Oregon Ridge State ParkToday I got to ride a brand new kind of ride for me. J. was leading a training ride up to Oregon Ridge State Park, and I have to admit, I was kinda a-skeered to join her because of all the hills. I ride up the hill and down the hill all the time in Baltimore, but this was going to be different, all rolling hills, and I didn’t know what they’d be like AND WHAT IF I HAD TO GET OFF MY BIKE AND PUSH IT UP THE HILL. Continue reading