We have been living a very simple life for the past three months. We ride between 125 and 150 miles a week, “forage” for food at our local farmers market and grocery store once a week, read a ton (to date I’ve read 66 books this year) and spend the evenings watching Netflix. Fridays are very special because our neighborhood has a bring your own socially distant cocktail party on the common green and some weeks it’s the only time we socialize with others.
All trips and cycling weekends were wiped from our calendar but in the last month we have enjoyed a few day trips for bike rides and even eaten a few post ride lunches out at restaurants. You know it’s been a rough year when eating out is this exciting!
When Eric and Linda were in town we rode from Tucker to Kirkwood, had donuts and later, lunch!
At the end of July we ventured up to Blue Ridge, GA for a day long bike ride and celebration of Claudia’s birth. We kept socially distanced on a challenging 28 mile gravel ride and dined al fresco with friends.
We met up with Heidi and Al for a ride from Covington and ice cream at Scoops.
August featured a few more local rides and a few drives to Taylorsville for a ride and lunch in Cartersville.
Next up, we’ll come to you from Southern California. We are going because we can, and we are looking forward to a change of scenery and the generous bike lanes that come with Orange County.
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9 thoughts on “Life Without Travel”
Looking forward to seeing you on our side of the continent
Y’all have definitely been having some fun! We miss traveling more than anything – hopefully something soon – need that wanderlust and change of scenery! Safe travels!
Enjoy your trip to CA! Looking forward to seeing posts and pics!!
Can you believe it’s almost been a year since you were in Greenwood?
Time’s passing by quickly!
Kelly – Discover Greenwood
Kelly, it’s been a year like no other…such fond memories of a great event in Greenwood! Stay safe
Yahoo! Hope we can do some socially distanced rides when you are here in our neck of the woods.
66Books. That is really impressive! Can you name a favorite?
The Weight of Ink – Rachel Kadish
This Tender Land – Krueger
The Book of Lost Friends – Wingate
Welcome, once again, to the OC. Great riding and excellent trails. Highly recommend Back Bay to Bayside Drive. Across the bridge to Balboa Island. Take ferry to Balboa Penin. Ride north on beach trail all the way to Bolsa Chica. Then, back to starting point.
Travel as you wish, but you are missing out on some EXCELLENT weather here now. Beautiful time to ride in Greenwood!