The MM is suddenly so taken with mountain biking that he's abandoned climbing for the summer to train for the Shenandoah 100. Being a supportive wife, I am (dubiously) letting him spend many, many hours training. Apparently it's all worth it because race day is really fun for everyone?
Anyway. Last weekend we drove over to Nelson County to check out the Piney River Trail. It's a Rails to Trails project, 6.7 miles long, flat and follows (you guessed it!) the Piney River. As an out-and-back it was the perfect family bike outing. We hustled on the return leg to have lunch at Devil's Backbone Brewery, but I think next time we'll pack a picnic lunch and our bathing suits and stop at one of several very inviting swimming holes along the way. Highly recommend it.
Ford was pretty over the helmet by the end.