Thursday, December 8
Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

“I don’t know why you don’t take me downtown anymore”


9 tour guides embarked on a segway tour…..minus the segways….to show off the RVA to 1 F3 visitor.  The Q’s job this morning was to show off what Richmond was about, so we went full on Urban Assault mode.  Below is what transpired, and please keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times:

-Down the hill on North Bank….Maymont park on the left.

-Head back up the hill and over to Texas Rd access.  Texas Beach to the right, then Hollywood Cemetery to the left.

-Finish up North Bank at Belle Isle parking lot.  Belle Isle behind and to the right, Tredeger Iron works to the left.

-Brown’s Island to Canal Walk.  Federal Reserve, the canal, graffiti art.

-Pipeline trail.  The James River….up close and personal.

-T. Potter bridge for a full view of the river during the last of the magic hour of dawn.

-Up to Suntrust over to Buttermilk.

-Saab’s got the runs….and he took them over to Forest Hill Loop for some solo action.  Hope your feeling better, there, Saab.

-Back over the river for a glorious finish on the Nickle Bridge.  Total milage:  8.3 miles


Great to have a guest, along with the regular suspects out on a stunning morning.  Hopefully, LoveShack wasnt overwhelmed by all the touristy stuff, and was able to enjoy the trails this morning.  Also, great to see TSB back out for the long distance stuff after working her tail off during track season this year.

Good times again on the trails.  Great run today, ya’ll.  Great to meet you LoveShack!  Hope to see you again soon.

Lab Rat out.


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  1. Enjoyed my first exposure to the pipeline LR.

    In keeping with my disdain for both country and western, I WILL NOT be playing the aforementioned tune…hearing your rendition yesterday was sufficient.

    (You neglected to mention Forrest Hill, but I guess if PAX runs alone in the forest then no one hears… 🙂

  2. Saab, it’s a catchy toon. I pretty much sang it all day yesterday.

    “(You neglected to mention Forrest Hill, but I guess if PAX runs alone in the forest then no one hears… :)” Fixed.

  3. What amazing weather for February 12. Lower 50s at the 7 am start of the run.

    I enjoyed the pipeline as well. I had heard about it but had never been on it.