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Cycling in Indiana

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

I found an interesting article from the New York Times about cycling in Indiana. It’s an old article, originally published back in 1993, but it’s a damn good one. The author describes a lot of familiar places and sights: the towns of Story, Nashville, and Gnaw Bone; Hoosier National Forest; Brown County in general. Hell, I’ve even hit the trails with one of the cyclists they mention riding with in the article.

Here’s my favorite part:

This was what I had come to Indiana for: a winding country road interrupted only occasionally by a car. Clear skies and temperatures in the 70’s cheered me as I glided past small farms and log cabins that are a hallmark of Brown County. Fields of chrome-yellow ragwort, a weed whose beauty belies its name, dotted the countryside; wild daisies bordered the road. A pair of deer looked up, startled, but didn’t bolt, as I appeared from around a curve. A blacksnake, a raccoon and two hawks went about their business.

That’s the kind of scenery I see all the time. I wish I could describe it as eloquently as the author. It’s a good read —  check it out here.

One Response to “Cycling in Indiana”

  1. furiousball Says:

    great article.. so i guess that means you haven’t been photoshopping all that beautiful scenery into your biking shots?

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