First, before anything else, I have to tell you that all the photos in this post were taken with my little point and shoot and I am not happy, at all, with the quality, but I did not feel like lugging the huge camera along. You’ve been warned.
We had this brilliant idea to travel the Green Circle Trail yesterday. Last year we only got our bikes out one day and it rained on us. So we decided that we would conquer all 30 miles of the trail. Sounds simple enough, right? This was about mile 6, and that’s Haden back there. I shot this without looking, just held the camera over my shoulder while I was pedaling away. So that might have something to do with the quality? . . .Nah.
We’re about 7.5 miles on our journey here, and I had to stop and go back to snap the fire hydrant. It had us shaking our heads. There’s a river to our right and woods to our left and well, a fire hydrant. What the heck?
There were little patches of snow in the trail and well mud and bike wheels, well you know where the mud ends up. We came home looking like we’d pooped our pants, lol.
Have you seen the movie, “Yes Man”? We laughed so hard about the running and photography combo. Let me say that it inspired me to snap while riding today and while it was fun, I don’t think it was very good, probably not even average. But this photo makes me laugh because you can't see Haden's bike and it looks like he's a mime. :)
That hill doesn’t look as big from the top as it did while I was trying to pedal up it.
About halfway there - 15 miles.
Mile 26 - We had a truly great day! It was 54 degrees, sunny, and nice! But by this point in the trail we were ready to be home, our bums hurt - and still do. We never thought we’d ride the entire trail, but now we’re thinking we’ll do it every week or two.
Then we’ll sleep like babies.
It was a much nicer day than about a week ago when we went caching. Just look at the snow - can’t you tell it was cold? I did cross the log with Dennis the day before, but this particular day I decided to just wait until he came back.
And take a self portrait.
And some cool fungus.