Tour De Donut 2018

I’m not quite sure how I stumbled upon the Tour De Donut bike ride that is held in Troy, Ohio, but I knew I wanted to participate.  Although I am not a huge donut fan, I AM a fan of riding bikes in quirky and fun group rides.  For the Tour De Donut you pick the distance you want to ride from 3 choices.  The longer the ride, the more donut stops where you attempt to eat as many donuts as possible before continuing the ride.  Each donut you manage to eat takes 5 minutes off your final ride time.  Then there is the bonus stop for a special Glazer donut which takes 10 minutes off your ride time per donut.

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Weirdest Bike Ride EVER

A few weeks ago I drove to visit my family – and my new nephew who decided to surprise everyone and come early (about 2 months).  After meeting my new adventure buddy in training in the NICU, I asked my other sister and mom if they wanted to go for a bike ride.  We went to pick up their bikes and they decided to ride around the driveway a bit – because it had been awhile since they took their bikes out for a ride.  Unfortunately that’s where the ride started to go downhill.

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Happy 4th of July!

I noticed a group was putting together an early morning group ride on the 4th, so Kevin and I decorated our bikes and cycled over to the start to join in.  The ride was going to be about a 6 mile out and back, but so many people showed up that they added the option to keep going making it 10 miles.  Despite the extreme heat I think everyone opted to do 10 miles.  Kevin and I cycled from home which added about another 7ish miles to the trip.  We ended up being the only ones having flags on our bikes which sort of surprised me, but I didn’t care – I was just happy to see so many people out for a ride!

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my Yankee Doodle Dandy bike..LOL

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Cycling Assateague Island

We were rained out of our camping trip, but I happened to see that the weather at Assateague Island was supposed to be nice Saturday until the evening.  We were able to book a last minute pet friendly hotel in Ocean City, NJ so we loaded up the bikes along with the Doggyride and the 3 of us headed to the beach!

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Wine & Wheels

I noticed that my favorite winery was very close to the Schuylkill River Trail so I decided to see if I could get a group together to cycle to it.  I called it the Wine & Wheels bike ride, and although the trip was spur of the moment I had 8 people interested in joining in.  I picked the Brentwood trailhead which was a little over 3 miles away from Ridgewood Winery and told everyone to meet there.  Due to various reasons everyone dropped out except my friend Tracy.  We decided to go a little earlier because rain was expected in the late afternoon.  We also decided to meet at a spot further up the trail to make our ride a little longer – the day was so gorgeous that it was an easy decision to cycle the whole way there!

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