Okt 062015
 
Day 78 - Fredericksburg, VA to Richmond, VA, 05.10.2015 These 108 km to Richmond today were much quieter than leaving DC / Fairfax yesterday. Backroads and quiet rural areas dominated until the highway into the city threatened but then I found (that is "komoot", my favourite German cycle navigation website, did 🙂 a trail going off the main road but relatively straight into Richmond since it followed a railroad track. On the road I met Ray Swartz and we both spontaneously stopped to talk. He's from California, doing a ten to twelve day trip from Richmond and along the C&O canal to Harper's Ferry. He is retired and obviously very busy doing cycling trips and writing tips about them on his website (www.biketouringtips.com). Richmond is the capital of Virginia and has a very long and interesting history. I decided after arrival not to look at the huge museum on the Civil War but instead headed for the small but - I was promised - rewarding "museum" on Edgar Alan Poe in 1914 East Main Street. But unfortunately it was closed, it was Monday afternoon .... By now it was too late to return to the Civil War museum on the other side of the city so I decided to do some sightseeing on the riverside of the James River. A new and culturally inspired path along the canal has been created. This canal enabled boatsmen to circumnavigate the waterfalls on the James River with the help of several locks within the city limits. More later ... Some pictures to give you an impression:
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Vikki White - a wonderful host. Bruce has left for work but they are already planning their next tours.

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Elected office: For a long time I only saw "Lippa" and was pleased to find he does have competition!

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The Quakers have always been a conscientious group.

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A football fan who can't decide on a team?

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I met Ray Swartz from California. He is on a ten - twelve day trip from Richmond to Harper's Ferry. We exchanged tips and discussed touring setups for a while before each went on with his tour. www.biketouringtips.com

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Richmond - General Robert E. Lee

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University of Richmond

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Onthe right you can see thehuge poster announcing the UCI World Cycling Championships 2015 which I just missed here in Richmond.

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This house is the site of the Edgar A. Poe museum - which unfortunately was closed when I reached it.

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