5.07.07: Our Last Ride in York

Weather: Crisp and cool, low 80s Ride: 12.5 miles Take a look at our route… Today is our last day with our bike. We’re not ready to end the project; it feels like it would take a lifetime to really get to know this small town. A surprise visitor stopped by the bank to talk […]

5.04.07: A Visit to Gainesville, AL

Weather: Humid, rainy, high 80s Drive to Gainesville, AL A number of people told us that we should visit the town of Gainesville because its historic architecture. The trip was further than what we could manage in a day. Since we were fortunate to have the use of a vehicle, we drove to the town […]

5.03.07: Several Rides Around Town

Weather: Humid, hazy, muggy with light afternoon drizzles, high 80s Ride: 12.5 mi (Three short rides) Today we paid a visit to Mrs. Black, a retired schoolteacher who taught in the Sumter County school system for forty years. She is a local town historian and wrote a book called Twelve Plus, which chronicles her father’s […]

5.2.07: An Adventure in Birmingham

Weather: Muggy, high 80s Ride: No ride Today we took a drive to Birmingham to visit the Civil Rights Institute, an amazing collection of information about the civil rights movement.The museum’s presentations are very dynamic and include sound, video, installation, text and photos. The museum is located in what is called the Civil Right’s District, […]

5.01.07: A Slow Day Full of Stories

Weather: Humid, muggy, low 90s Ride: 3.3 miles Check out our route… As the humidity increases, we are learning how to be slow. Today we drove to Meridian, MS for lunch with Johnny Davis and wife Sherry. Meridian is the closest big city to York. This is where many people go to work and shop […]

4.30.07: Ride to Livingston, AL

Weather: Hot, hot, hot! high 90s Ride: 26.0 miles Check out our route… Because it was promising to be an extremely hot day, we started off early in the morning. As we headed off to Livingston, we made a stop at the Sumter County Rehab Center to give them photos from our earlier visit. Even […]

4.29.07 Sunday in York

Weather: Clear skies, hot, upper 90s Ride: 3.1 miles Check out our route… Since it was Sunday morning, we decided to visit one of the many churches in York. A town of 3000 residents, York boasts over twenty different houses of worship! The First Baptist Church congregation warmly welcomed us. The two-hour service was full […]

4.26.07: Collecting some local York History

Weather: Clear and cool, high 70s Ride: .8 miles A self-proclaimed local historian stopped by our studio this morning to show us old photos of the city. He used to have a regular section in the Sumter Record Journal called “York Yesteryear”: old photos paired with current images of York. People around town knew he […]

4.23.07: Lions Club Meeting

Weather: High clouds, sunny and moist, high 80s Ride: 5.3 miles Check out our route… Today we gave a presentation at the Lions Club meeting. They treated us to a buffet dinner at the Briar Patch Restaurant. Many of the club’s members have lived in York for generations. They supplied us with some great York […]