The Tramper, though we love her dearly, is taking up way too much space in our driveway. More importantly, David’s workshop is totally blocked with the Tramper in the driveway. No projects or cars can go in or out for servicing. Horrors!
The Tramper will never be sold and will never be retired. Just…. out of our hair! Some friends made a lovely offer so we’ll relocate the Tramper soon. But first, one more trip!
It was just a long weekend. A tiny speck of time compared to the Voyage. But big fun!
We attended the Virginia Mountain Bike Festival held each year near the Shenandoah in George Washington National Forest.
We love this bike fest! The attendance is small but the trails are huge. They even un-complicate the camping a bit by feeding us a few meals.
Our rides varied from 2 hours to 6 hours and we had loads of fun! To get to the gorgeous singletrack trails, an hour of road riding was required. Road riding is not our favorite (danger from cars, exhaust fumes, blazing sun, etc.) but we were richly rewarded for our efforts by views from the spine of the mountain.
Knowing that you climbed the mountain by bicycle power makes it all the sweeter! Did I mention the trails can be quite rocky?
This segment of trail is tame compared to some of the others. But, I was fighting for my life on the truly rocky bits. No time for photos!
Seen in the woods, on the ridge top: Pink Ladies Slipper! It’s the first time I’ve photographed them in the woods. Enchanting!
Here’s a bouncy bridge over the poetically named North River. I had fun jumping on it! I don’t think the friends who were with me had as much fun on the swaying, leaping bridge as I did, though.
The Tramper was a cozy haven when the weather turned chilly.
Another great weekend with the Tramper!