Thursday, April 1, 2010

Riding the Rail Trail

A&R have been doing their regular "girl's day out" gig, so N and I have been making the most of our "guy time." We usually go bowling, which is a lot of fun, but sometimes when the weather is nice, the last place you want to spend your day is in a decrepit bowling alley.

So we decided to switch gears and do a biking day out. N and I, that is. There is an old railroad trail in Lebanon that has been converted into a dirt trail called the Rail Trail. It goes on for miles, and is relatively flat, so it's perfect for biking. I loaded the bikes into the car and we picked up the trail where it begins. It had rained the day before, so there was going to be mud, but I figured it comes with territory when real men go mountain biking.

The day was beautiful, a little cool, but no rain. N and I cruised for about 3 miles and then turned around, but what a nice ride it was. He got a huge kick out of it, and we got to spend a nice day outside. Plus, it's free. We took frequent water breaks, but I think over time his endurance and strength will improve. This was, after all, probably the longest ride he's done in awhile. Me, too, for that matter.

Next time we'll bring the ladies long, we just have to get a bike for mom. Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to Bill Owen for the pic.

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