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A lovely spring ride

Monday, May 18th, 2009

I haven’t done a lot of riding in the last week or so. I wasn’t feeling well during much of last week, and we’ve had quite a bit of rain. I guess you could say I’ve been in a bit of a rut.

Yesterday, I managed to get out for a relatively brief, but very beautiful ride. I did a variation of the Bunker Hill-Schooley ride that’s becoming a bit of a regular loop. The new route only added 4 miles of riding, but resulted in over 350 feet of additional climbing. I’m still a little sore, but it’s a good feeling.

It was a cool, in the 50s. I wore shorts and a short-sleeved jersey, and while I was a bit chilly at times, overall the cool air felt very nice. Everything is getting so green and lush. I love spring.

I saw many rabbits, some groundhogs, and even some porcupine roadkill. An interesting ride in terms of wildlife.

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Waterfall

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View from Bunker Hill Road

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Curvy climb

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Manor Road

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A farm on top of the mountain

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Cows

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Abraham’s Creek

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The Trucker in a field

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The Trucker, the road I rode in on is visible below, in the distance, right in the middle

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Whence I came

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Young pine cones

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Pond and barn

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Silhouette

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Descending on Schooley Road

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Looking back at the mountain, from a few miles away

4 Responses to “A lovely spring ride”

  1. mike Says:

    green! spring is finally here.
    lovely pics – and it looks like a great ride.

  2. John Says:

    Lovely, Indeed.

  3. Marty Says:

    Why is it that when I see scenes like these and take pictures, I hate them all but yours all make me wish I was doing whatever ride you just completed?

    BTW, I’m not ignoring your last message – just have been super busy this week.

  4. Jonathan Stoshick Says:

    Mike,
    Your blog is very interesting; most of the rides and hikes that you have posted from the area I have done several times before. It’s cool to go to a website and see pictures of the rides.
    Let me know if you are interested in going riding or hiking. I participate in road biking, mountain biking and hiking and we live close (2 blocks away).

    Thanks,
    Jonathan Stoshick
    E-Mail: sellfastc21@yahoo.com
    Cell Phone: (570) 760-0410

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