Thursday, July 24, 2008

Parkway Bike Trip a Harmonious Trek for Area Group

Blue Ridge Parkway in 10 days

Matt Gentry, staff photographer for The Roanoke Times, New River Valley Bureau, prepares to photograph seven Blacksburg women who are riding the Blue Ridge Parkway in 10 days. JOSHUA DELUNG | RELATIVELY JOURNALIZING

By Joshua A. DeLung

FLOYD — Swoosh! They whizz by at downhill speeds reaching 35 miles per hour (any faster, and they would break the speed limit on the Blue Ridge Parkway just before Mabry Mill). The seven Blacksburg women are riding their bicycles along the entire Blue Ridge Parkway in just 10 days, chasing a dream to complete the ride for no reason other than to enjoy the company of one another and share their passion for biking.

To continue reading this story from today's edition of The Roanoke Times (New River Valley Current), click here.

Today's post is of course related to yesterday's post, which featured the sister blog post to this story (in the New River Notebook) that tells of the adventure we had behind-the-scenes while gathering the news.

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