WEBER CITY, VIRGINIA, - AUG 26, Day 4 116 miles: James McCarthur, past president, member of the Major Taylor Cycling Club of New Jersey and founder of the Ride to the Ride (R2R) is shown in Weber City, Virginia on August 26, 2017. This is McCarthur’s and eight others of the club are on day four of their 900 mile journey from Flemington, New Jersey to Atlanta, Georgia.
The peloton was invited to participate in the 12th annual Metro Atlanta Cycling Club (MACC Attack) one love century ride. A charity ride for Atlanta’s youth. “Sure we’ll ride on down.” said McCarthur. This his 10th year anniversary ride of the inaugural self-supported ride with two others in 2007. (Photo by Brian Branch Price)
I thought it was a great trip because everyone arrived safely and took great pleasure in completing the ride for a second time 10 years later. I think the best part was the warm reception that we got from the Metro Atlantic Cycling Club their generosity was heartwarming.
And I must say the Metro Atlantic Cycling Club puts together one heck of a ride the One Love event. I think the worst day was getting off course I had initially wanted to assure that that didn't happen it happened on the second day so it's a big let-down for me. And the whole notion of being separated on the wasn't really cool for me , but but I soon recognized that's the way it was going to be.
On a more personal note having ridden two Centuries with my wife on our tandem was a remarkable accomplishment in itself.
We had initially thought it would test our relationship but we survived I think with flying colors.
Started cycling as a kid I always rode Sears best came to New York in the 80s found cycling in Central Park one of them Down State District championship 86. Raced for several teams locally taking part in races up and down the East Coast. In the latter years we've taken to touring withs to Montreal several chips to Ohio and the epic Bridge-to-Bridge ride where we , Shona my wife and s