Some Plans for 2020
Adventuring-is that a verb?- in 2020. Here are some of the adventures I have planned out for 2020. I have small plans and big plans. Some are occurring on set dates, others are wide open to time frames.
Bike Route north of Steubenville
This is a 26 mile route. This would be good to ride to get out of my comfort zone and off the rail trail.
Erie to Pittsburgh Route
It’s not that far. I don’t think I would do it as a loop. If I did it as a loop, I would do something like this route and take different roads. That is some hilly country in western Pennsylvania. I have a friend interested in riding with me. More planning needs to happen for this route.
270 mile race in Virginia. The date changed from April 18 to May 2. I’m already signed up for the Outrun 24 Hour Race. Since I paid the registration fee for the footrace, I will probably be sticking to that event.
Outrun 24 Hour Race
This is a timed event, a one mile loop May 2. I plan on walking a 50K. I would like to complete 50 miles in 24 hours. I need to start walking more to train for this!
Wabash Cannonball Trail
I found out about this rail trail in my program planning for Buckeye Trailfest 2019. I’m planning on biking this in the spring in time for the bird migration. This is a 63 mile rail trail. The trail follows two former rail lines forming a North Fork and South Fork, which converge at Jerome Road in Maumee, near the Fallen Timbers Battlefield.
Biking the Buckeye Trail
50 percent of the Buckeye Trail is on roads. I mapped out the first 200 miles of the BT on the Ride with GPS app, from Lake Erie to Salt Fork State Park. This is looking extremely do-able. I could start at Lake Erie and bike home.
Allegheny Mountain Loop
This is the BHAG. I don’t know if I will be in good enough shape to bike it this year.
The Allegheny Mountains Loop is a 400-mile bicycle route created and mapped by the ACA. The route begins and ends at Virginia Tech’s War Memorial Chapel in Blacksburg, VA. A “Grand Depart” of Individual Time Trials is proposed each year on the last Friday in APRIL at 6:00am EST. The April date doesn’t work for me. I’m actually thinking of tackling this in sections, then go for the big enchilada at a future point.
These are just some of my plans. When you declare your goals out loud-or on a blog post-you are far more likely to go out and do them.
What’s on your Adventure Radar for 2020?