Waiting to ride

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.   Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.

~ Ernest Hemingway

I went for a bike ride today.  M and I met up with a friend and we rode a part of the Towpath Trail that we haven’t ridden yet.  It was a fun ride, especially since we had the added company of our friend (who probably has ridden that section of the trail because she is a cycling machine, putting in an incredible amount of mileage on her bike).  The day was hot and humid, but Isaac’s rain held off.  We rode 8.7 miles, and had a picnic lunch afterwards.

On the Towpath Trail

I am exhausted.

The end.

24 Comments on “Bicycling”

  1. ¡Que buenos los colores de la primera, me encantan!

  2. Kathy says:

    I admire you for biking. The end. 🙂

  3. Ernest was right! Love a good bike ride. With good people. 🙂

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  5. mobius faith says:

    It was a lovely morning for a ride. That bridge over the canal makes me think it was down by Clinton. Which is a nice area. I also went for a ride. I started in Peninsula and headed northward to mile marker 12. Don’t know what I was thinking. The softest cushion in the world isn’t helping with the pain in the posterior. 🙂 The ride felt good at the time. Oh well, wonder if it’s true what they say – “no pain, no gain” ?

  6. Joanne says:

    Thank you for sharing a couple of photos with us here Robin, when you were so exhausted!! 🙂

  7. Hahaha.. you leave us hanging by our handlebars.. Maybe you can share your picnic menu when you wake up tomorrow.. if you’re not too sore to get out of bed:D

    • Robin says:

      lol, Smidge! It didn’t take me three days to recover. Just three days to answer. We had a variation on the Caprese salad. The variation being we put the salad on bread and called them sandwiches. I used tomatoes and basil from the garden, and my friend brought some fresh mozzarella. Dessert consisted of watermelon, some super crisp and delicious honey crisp apples from a local orchard, and Gouda cheese. There was lemonade too. It was a great picnic. 🙂

  8. Anonymous says:

    Thanks! ‘Nuf said.


  9. Coming East says:

    Nice bike trail, Robin. Glad you had a good Labor Day.

  10. Short and sweet!
    Hope you slept well 🙂

  11. Gracie says:

    Wonderful photos, Robin!

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