The Mechanic and I spent a relaxing weekend in Shepherdstown, WV – biking, but not doing the half-century we had registered for. Between my respiratory infection, our recent exhausting schedules, and several hours of rain on Saturday morning when we would have been on our road bikes, we were glad we didn’t even try the 50 miles; we just weren’t ready. And we did some biking anyway, just not as far.
This was the first road trip with The Green Turtle, the cargo van The Mechanic bought in which to store his bikes. This is his answer to having to haul his heavy commuter bike up and down the stairs to our apartment. Not in love with the idea, but unable to offer a better alternative, I have to say, this trip convinced me that it’s not a bad idea. After all, it’s really easy to roll the bikes in and out of the back of the van.
And since the hotel was a mile from the cute historical downtown area, it was easy to pull the bikes out, and bike into town. There was a very wide bike lane on part of the main road near our hotel. The lane had a rumble strip, too.
So we biked into town both days, and from there we were also able to easily get to the C&O Canal.