Life Without Travel

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.

Here is the haul from a recent trip to the farmer’s market. And yes, I DO have a purple wagon!

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!

Fourth of July ride with John and Mitzi.

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.

Five couples at ride start.

Catching our breath near the top of the climb.

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.

Rest stop at the lake in Avondale Estates.
Riding in rural Taylorsville, GA.

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

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

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