Chattanooga, TN

Cloudland
A hike into Cloudland Canyon & spent some time relaxing next to this waterfall
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Scenic Overlook Drive, well worth the climb.

 

noog Cloudland Canyon view
Cloudland Canyon
noog Cloudland Canyon
Made it to the entrance of Cloudland Canyon State Park
noog gas station
Crazy little convenience store- restaurant just outside Cloudland Canyon. Great sandwich and even better conversations with the local old timers. The restaurant was in the back of the store, I wish I had snapped a few photos of the locals, they made the ride a lot of fun.
noog scenic drive
View from the runway that the sky gliders were jumping from. They are out of their mind!
Nooga artwork
Artwork in Chattanooga near the river.
nooga Ironman
The legendary Mile Riley calling the inaugural Ironman Chattanooga. It was great to listen to Mike call the finish of two great friends Paul & Sudie, great job guys!

 

Tallahassee to St Marks

St Marks rails to trails
Heading to St Marks via rails to trail path, starting in Tallahassee, FL
St Marks
Entering St Marks State Park
St Marks
At the end of St Marks State Park, beautiful lighthouse looking over the ocean.
Riverside Cafe
Riverside Café in St Marks. Great fresh fish & sitting on the river, really cool place to stumble on.
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The dock behind Riverside Café in St Marks, FL
Riverside Cafe in St Marks, FL
The view of the river from the bar at Riverside Café in St Marks, FL
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Time to eat at the Riverside Cafe
St Marks trail. Tallahassee, FL
Made it to the Lighthouse at St Marks. Hot, humid and out of water, not a good sign to stumble upon. Fortunately, the welcome center was only 10 miles away & had plenty of cold water.

 

4 days in Death Valley

Death Valley
Day 2, 103 mile ride to the top of Towns Pass and back to Furnace Creek
Death Valley- Greyson Quarles
Riding to Towns Pass with a new friend Greyson Quarles
Furnce Creek
Furnace Creek in Death Valley
Death Valley
Beautiful Death Valley
Furnace Creek Golf Course
Furnace Creek Inn- golf course
Death Valley
Dropping into Death Valley
Death Valley
Sunset at Death Valley
Hwy 190, CA
Hwy 190 in Death Valley
Death Valley, CA
The long climb to Towns Pass

tommy 532 tommy 526

Biloxi to Pensacola Beach

Beautiful Pensacola Beach, riding through Gulf Shores National Seashore. One of my favorite places on earth!
Beautiful Pensacola Beach, riding through Gulf Shores National Seashore. One of my favorite places on earth!
Riding into Missippi
Riding into Missippi
Hot & humid, heading from Biloxi airport to Pensacola Beach, FL
Hot & humid, heading from Biloxi airport to Pensacola Beach, FL
Crossing into Alabama
Crossing into Alabama
Taking the ferry from Dauphin Island to Gulf Shores. Missed the prior ferry by 7 minutes! No worries, I needed the rest!
Taking the ferry from Dauphin Island to Gulf Shores. Missed the prior ferry by 7 minutes! No worries, I needed the rest!
All in a days work, a floating bait and tackle shop.
All in a days work, a floating bait and tackle shop.
I love this sign! Entering Pensacola Beach. Hot, tired and ready for a beer. This sign always makes me happy!
I love this sign! Entering Pensacola Beach. Hot, tired and ready for a beer. This sign always makes me happy!
Finally made it to Shaggy's for beer and nachos. Great to finally make it to Pensacola Beach.
Finally made it to Shaggy’s for beer and nachos. Great to finally make it to Pensacola Beach.

Biking in Manciano (Tuscany), Italy

Long ride to Pitigliano "little Jerusalem"
Long ride to Pitigliano “little Jerusalem”
"little Jerusalem"
“little Jerusalem”
Biking outside the beautiful town of Manciano on a borrowed, broken down mountain bike.
Biking outside the beautiful town of Manciano on a borrowed, broken down mountain bike.
One of the many great spots in Tuscany
One of the many great spots in Tuscany
Time for a break, diet coke & a bite to eat
Time for a break, diet coke & a bite to eat
Someone famous, any ideas???
Someone famous, any ideas???
Dinner with Beth at a roof top restaurant in Manciano.
Dinner with my beautiful wife at a roof top restaurant in Manciano.
Biking at Tuscany, great sandwich in stunning setting
Biking at Tuscany, great sandwich in stunning setting
Riding thru Tuscany, ran into a salt water spring
Riding thru Tuscany, ran into a salt water spring

Salt water springs

Crazy painting in Manciano church. We weren't able to find anyone who spoke English that could give us some background
Crazy painting in Manciano church. We weren’t able to find anyone who spoke English that could give us some background