This is a shameless attempt to save the the most advanced civilization in
history from imminent self destruction by eliminating carbon emission,
dependence on foreign sources of fuel,obesity, hypertension and diabetes.
Cycling accomplishes all those things at once and helps us develop a better
understanding of ourselves, each other and our relationship to the cosmos.

Oh, horse puckey!
I like to ride bikes, have been doing it all my life.
The rest of that crap is just a fringe benefit,
and the blogosphere gives me a chance to share my interior
monologue with virtual rather than imaginary friends.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

A day at the beach

    Actually it was about three days at the beach. I decided to make this my trip of the month, I hadn't been to the Lake Michigan shore since spring time and wanted to take a few days away from the everyday, so I rode over to South Haven on the Kal-Haven trail.  The weather was flawless!  Mid 70's and no wind.  Couldn't have been better.  It's a 45 mile ride from my place and the trail, although not paved, gets a huge amount of traffic.  

I probably ran across a hundred or more riders using the trail.
  When I reached the campground at the end of the trail, I found a completely different view than this one I found in the spring.

The foliage was out, the trees were full
and isolated little campground was completely private with the forest providing the draperies.

The town is so close, that you can actually hear highway traffic to remind you that this little oasis in right on the edge of civilization.
At the end of the day, I made the ride into town, barely 1 mile away to get some groceries, enjoy a beer and a beautiful sunset over the lake.
The crowds were sparse since it was a weekday, and it promised to be a lazy couple of days recuperating with some brilliant scenery.

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