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Next Step: Tour de France

May 31, 2012

Mom and Dad came up for a visit recently.  Dad brought his bike so we could explore some new trails.  First up: The NCR and Heritage Rail Trails.

Dad ready to take on the trail.

We did the very northernmost part of the Northern Central Rail Trail and the southernmost piece of the Heritage Rail Trail.

Me fully caffeinated and ready to roll.

The first part of the trail was wooded and packed gravel.

It was a beautiful day for a ride.  We took our time and enjoyed the scenery.

Making adjustments

Once the trail crossed into Pennsylvania, the scenery became more varied.  We went through several small towns and saw some lovely murals.

Our northernmost stop: Glen Rock, PA

One thing that I was not prepared for was the constant slight incline (or decline).  New Freedom, PA was the highest elevation point of our trip.  Fortunately for us we passed New Freedom at about the 1/4 and 3/4 marks of our journey.  The last stretch to the car was downhill and I was a happy camper about that.

I’m smiling because I know we’re close to New Freedom and a downward grade.

All in all a great time with my Dad.

Nice work, trusty steed.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 31, 2012 12:18 pm

    This sounds like a great day! Do you know how far you rode? Love the scenery!

    • May 31, 2012 12:23 pm

      We did about 16 miles. (And PS, Charlie never did get the ball!)

  2. Caron permalink
    June 1, 2012 9:39 am

    That sounds so fun! I’m glad you had a good time. Poor Charlie.

  3. June 4, 2012 10:52 am

    What a great day!! How fun for you and your dad. I, however, would have been dead, d-e-a-d, after the first 2 miles. Just sayin’.

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