First ride on the Western Maryland Rail Trail

Reflection in the rearview mirror attached to my bicycle.

The Western Maryland Rail Trail is located in Maryland between Hancock and Fort Frederick, and is sandwiched between Interstate 70 and the C&O Towpath that runs along the Potomac River.  M and I took a short ride (8 miles) starting in Hancock on the first day of our trip east.  We took another short ride (8.4 miles) starting on the opposite end of the trail at Pearre Station on our trip west (home).

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Lost and found

View from near our hotel early this morning.

Everything is as it was, I discover when I reach my destination, and everything has changed.

~ Michael Frayn

M and I got lost somewhere in Maryland on our way home today.  But you know what they say.  It’s the journey, not the destination.  So we enjoyed the journey.  It was a fine day to get lost.  The sky was the most amazing shade of autumn blue with nary a cloud to be seen (until we neared Ohio where I sometimes think clouds are born).

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