Tag Archives: rail-trails

Exploring downtown St. Louis and visiting the Gateway Arch by bicycle

There are so many beautiful and fun places to explore by bicycle in Missouri, and it is becoming easier to do so while you’re on duty as a truck driver. Regular readers know how I love to visit the 237 … Continue reading

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More Tales of Escape From the Turnpike Travel Plazas: Cycling Rural Roads and Scenic Rail-Trails Just Beyond the Busy Freeways

When I think about all of the time I spent early in my truck driving career, when I still drove 48 states, and I didn’t keep a bike in my truck, I could kick myself. Often I would run out … Continue reading

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Dayton, Ohio and the Greater Miami Recreation Trail

Yesterday I stopped at the new Love’s Travel Stop in Dayton, Ohio and rode around town. Unfortunately the restaurants I wanted to check out close early on Saturday, but I did enjoy the Greater Miami River Recreation Trail, and passed … Continue reading

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Early January Photo Album

It takes more than cold weather to keep me off of my bike, especially when I’m away from home. I was able to squeeze in a couple of quick trips this week, and I wanted to share a couple pictures … Continue reading

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2013: Life Lived Well, and Days Spent Fully

My middle child and I were talking the other day about our hopes and plans for 2014 when she said something that surprised me. “Riding your bike has changed your life, Dad.” She’s probably only slightly exaggerating. My life has … Continue reading

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Christmas Time Cycling in the Motor City

Due to some last-minute changes to the shipping schedule on my regular dedicated route, I had an opportunity to do some early morning bike riding in downtown Detroit yesterday. My main obstacle was simply finding a place to park the … Continue reading

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Presidential History and More Autumn Leaf Peeping in Niles, Ohio

I had been spending so much time riding on trails and cities throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland that I hadn’t been back to the Metroparks Trail near Youngstown, Ohio for months. That was a mistake, because it turns out that I … Continue reading

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