Ah, the east-coast riding season is upon us. You west-coasters have the joys of having a lot of deserts to provide ample terrain at all times of year, we on the other hand, have snow, mud, and muck that prevent us from having too many rides during the wet, cold, winter months. However, spring is fast-approaching and I will begin a regimen with Q in short order to start prepping for rides this season. (As soon as ski season is over. And as soon as I return from my plethora of spring trips...one of which is a riding trip though...more on that later!)
April 26 - Old Dominion No Frills ride (plan to do 30 miles)
June 8 - Old Dominion (hope to do 50 miles)
August 3 - Ride Between the Rivers (hope to do 50 miles)
I'm really excited about the prospect of these rides. I have access to a trailer I can use - all I need is a truck capable of pulling a small two-horse bumper pull (though it might be a 1-horse, I haven't seen it yet and Steve was uncertain the last we discussed it). I have one truck-possessing friend show interest in hauling and camping already, so hopefully I can find enough people interested that I can network around them and guarantee myself a way to get to each of those rides. (I will pull locally with my 4Runner, but only on the flatter areas within 10-15 miles of the barn, no mountains! I don't want to kill my vehicle!) The two in VA are about 2 hours away, and that's nothing! The other is local. So, all options I've presented myself with are very feasible to reach as far as travel goes.