From Miami Landfill to MTB Park - Virginia Key
This is Miami, hardly the place you would expect to find mountain bike trials. Miami is more of a testament to urban development than anything else, but a little island off Key Biscane is a product of exactly that.
Frenchy is arguably the most important man in all of Miami, as far as we’re concerned anyway. With the help of hundreds of volunteers, he’s converted a landfill into beautiful switchback mountain bike trails. It’s hard to believe this whole island didn’t even exist before the Port of Miami was dredged. Nature has certainly taken it over quickly.
In 2011, the newly formed Virginia Key Bicycle club got the thumbs up to start building trails here. The city had nothing to lose and everything to gain. According to Frenchy, there have been more volunteer hours logged here in the last 5 years than any other trail in South Florida. At the beginning of the project, Frenchy’s primary goal was to make the park accessible to as many people as possible. He wanted the community to love the park, and they did. The volunteers up on this stage have logged the most time of anyone, with some of them spending over 800 hours of their own time working on the trails.
With the remaining acreage, Frenchy has plans for more difficult trails. The very people who got into mountain biking here are now growing and improving their skills, thirsty for new challenges. Today is the park’s 5 year anniversary, and there’s a brand new black diamond section opening in a few minutes. Frenchy is kicking things off by popping a bottle of champagne with a machete. I’m not sure if it’s for the anniversary or the new section, but it’s some handy machete-work nonetheless. There’s reason to celebrate too, as this park has had an enormous effect on the local cycling economy. Whenever there’s an event here, shops, bike companies, and riders come out in droves, eager to see the continued success of the park. There are enough demo bikes here for everyone.
Now that the champagne hacking is through, we’re riding a huge train through the adaptive trails, ending with the opening of the new black diamond run. I saw some stuff there yesterday which had me itching to come back today. Here goes… The new section has a little something for everyone. From what Frenchy tells me there will be more to come, including a continuation of this trail. I plan on spending a lot more time here at Virginia Key, even if I need to fight Miami’s traffic to do so.
Visit to Quaint Clifton, Virginia - April 30. 2017
Clifton is an incorporated town located in southwestern Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, with a population of 282 at the time of the 2010 census, up from 185 at the 2000 census.
Incorporated by the General Assembly on March 9, 1902, Clifton is currently one of only three towns in the county, the other two being Vienna and Herndon. Clifton's history begins pre-colonially, when the area was used as hunting grounds by the local Dogue Native American tribe. A railroad siding was constructed here during the Civil War, and the area became titled as Devereux Station. A nearby neighborhood on the outskirts of the Clifton ZIP code has this name. Development of a village at the siding began in 1868 when a railroad depot, named Clifton Station, was constructed.
Unlike most areas in Northern Virginia, the land around Clifton is far less built up than nearby areas, especially to its east and southwest. This was out of the worry that overdevelopment near Bull Run and the Occoquan River would be environmentally damaging to the Occoquan Reservoir. Consequently, as development edged near the area in the late 1970s and early 1980s, an ordinance was enacted stating that only one building could be placed on 5-acre parcels that have not already been divided. Today, the southern and eastern portions of the area are heavily forested, with single-family homes, while the northern area has become equestrian areas.
Bond Place Hotel Toronto
The hotel is suitable for business and leisure traveller and is well located for exploring the city of Toronto. There is indoor parking available. (02/09 LM)This hotel is a modern, high-rise building.The lobby is decorated in contemporary style and is small but with a separate seating area for guests.This charming hotel is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, near the Eaton Centre and the theatre district. Shopping and entertainment venues abound in the immediate vicinity, and the hotel is an ideal base for exploring the city's famous sights, such as the SkyDome, the CN Tower, the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto Island, and the Harbour Front. The nearest train sation is some 15 min walking from the hotel.This well-located, 18-storey hotel comprises a total of 287 rooms of which 54 are elegant junior suites. Guests are welcomed in the inviting lobby which houses a 24-hour reception desk, a cloakroom, and a lift. Within the hotel there is also a conference room and Internet access. Highlights of this hotel include a cosy bar, and a restaurant with a non-smoking area and highchairs, serving delicious cuisine. Room and laundry services complete the offerings, and there is a garage for those arriving by car. The Hotel offers an lounge and banquet space to accommodate up to 150 people. The Hotel offers excellent value in clean and comfortable accommodations including single, twins, triples and quads, with a choice of smoking or non-smoking guestrooms. Long term stays are available.Bond Place Hotel in downtown Toronto is one block from the elegant Eaton Center, which holds CanadaÃÂs leading department stores and specialty shops. Bond Place Hotel in downtown Toronto is in the heart of the theatre district. Bond Place Hotel is next to Dundas Square and the Olympic Spirit Building, within easy walking distance of Toronto's top attractions. Whether you are part of a group of 10 or 200 you will appreciate the comfort and quiet of our meeting rooms. Our London Hall can
West Virginia 2016 US 250 South Hundred to Fairmont
Wheeling to Fairmont part 3 of 3, finally able to get around the slower moving traffic as we approached Hundred, we are able to drive the posted speed and enjoy some the windy bits between Hundred and Fairmont, This section of US 250 goes through Mannington, where we have stopped to watch the fireworks on past Independence Days. We will head back to Mannington after we check in to our hotel and watch them again this year.
Candlewood Suites Clarksville - Clarksville, Tennessee
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The Candlewood Suites® Clarksville hotel welcomes you to the Gateway to the New South. We are located off I-24 just 40 miles northwest of Nashville and seven miles north of Clarksville in beautiful middle Tennessee. This convenient location puts guests close to a number of attractions and local businesses near the hotel's property.
Clarksville, Tennessee is a vibrant community alive with arts, entertainment and recreation, and we are happy to direct you to the best things to see and do during your stay. Visit Dunbar Cave State Park for fishing and hiking or head to Swan Lake Golf Course for an afternoon in the fresh air. Clarksville Speedway is just four miles away, and Fort Campbell is nearby. Be sure to visit downtown Clarksville for shopping and dining.
Business travelers looking for extended stay hotels in Clarksville, TN appreciate being close to area businesses, including Trane, Convergys, SPX and others. A 24-hour Business Center, free wireless Internet access and a spacious work desk are convenient services for the hotel's business guests.
Clarksville, Tennessee can feel like home when you stay at the Candlewood Suites® Clarksville hotel. We have an on-site Fitness Center, Business Center, free laundry facilities and the Candlewood Cupboard convenience store. During your extended stay, our hotel's staff hopes you'll unwind in Clarksville, TN and Consider Us Home.
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Holiday Inn Express Fargo SW I94 in Fargo ND
Website: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holiday Inn Express Fargo SW I94 4711 19th Avenue South Fargo ND 58103 Featuring an indoor pool, Holiday Inn Express Fargo SW I94 is 10 minutes’ drive from North Dakota State University. Free WiFi is provided. A work desk, a cable TV and tea and coffee-making facilities are featured in each air-conditioned room at Holiday Inn Express Fargo SW I94. An en suite bathroom is also included. There is a business centre at the property. Parking is provided. Hector International Airport is 10 minutes’ drive from the hotel. West Acres Regional Shopping Center is 0.9 miles from Holiday Inn Express Fargo SW I94.
6th St NW (Main-Starr Hill, Charlottesville, VA) to Hospital Dr (Virginia)
Watch in 720p full-screen to view map info. Visit for more info. - Waypoints: 0:20 Mudwall School (historical)
0:21 Maya Restaurant
0:22 7th St NW
0:22 7th St SW
0:23 8th St NW
0:23 Starr Hill
0:24 Washington District
0:38 W Main St
0:40 9th St SW
0:40 10th St NW
0:42 10 1/2 St NW
0:43 Patton Mansion
0:45 11th St SW
0:46 Vowles House
0:47 12th St NW
0:47 The Marriott
0:47 Livers House
0:48 12 1/2 St NW
0:48 Jefferson Park Ave
0:48 University Baptist Church
0:49 13th St NW
0:49 George Rogers Clark Statue
0:50 Red Roof Inn
0:51 Mellow Mushroom
0:51 Guy on Horse
0:51 Baja Bean
0:51 Cafe Europa
0:52 Lee's Grill
0:52 Main St W
0:52 Boylan Heights
0:52 Christian's Pizza
0:53 University Ave
0:54 Hospital Dr
0:54 White Spot
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6th St NW (Charlottesville, VA) to Hospital Dr (Virginia)
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Hampton Inn Toronto/Mississauga, Mississauga, Canada (CA)
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Hampton Inn Toronto/Mississauga, Mississauga, Canada (CA)
West of downtown Toronto lies the Hampton Inn Toronto/Mississauga. This first class hotel in Mississauga is convenient for those who require close quarters to the nearby business park, where the offices of corporations including Ingram Micro, Hitachi, and Bacardi are located. The hotel is also convenient for those who want to visit nearby places to see, dine, and shop. Popular tourist attractions, restaurants, and shopping malls are a short drive away. The Hampton Inn Toronto/Mississauga is located 12 kilometers from the Pearson International Airport, off Highway 401. Free parking is available.Guest rooms at the Hampton Inn Toronto/Mississauga offer a balance of comfort and versatility. All rooms are equipped with a large work desk with ergonomic chair, a coffeemaker, two telephones with voicemail, dataports, and free high speed Internet.The hotel features 65 guestrooms, and conference rooms for meetings and events. The Hampton Inn Toronto/Mississauga features an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and a business center with fax and copier services. Its complimentary Continental breakfast provides hot items for guests to enjoy in the dining room or to take on the way out of the door. Breakfast is served between 6:00 am and 10:00 am.
Room Service, Disabled Access, Air Conditioned, Non-Smoking Rooms, Cable / Satellite TV, Connecting Rooms, Kitchenette, Coffee / Tea Maker, Microwave, Hair Dryer, TV, Disabled Accessible Rooms, Wheel Chair Access, Shower, Spa/Jetted Tub, Highchairs, Packed Lunches
Fitness Room/Gym, Swimming pool, Golf Course, Excursions, Fitness Facilities, Pool Outdoor
Business Center, Concierge, Elevator / Lift, Dry Cleaning, Currency Exchange, Multilingual Staff, Safe-Deposit Box, ATM / Cash Machine, Laundry service, Bicycle Rental, Photocopier, Desk, Direct dial phone, Facsimile, Luggage Storage, Express Check-In/Check-Out
High-speed Internet is available at this hotel. Wireless internet on site. Internet via modem/data port is available.
The hotel has free parking.
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