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.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Foliage and Forests in the Fall

This past weekend a few of us from the local bike club revived a former tradition
of a fall ride in neighboring Barry County to enjoy the colors of Michigan in the fall.

Fortunately the ride was uneventful, I had put together a selection of 5 routes
through the Yankee Springs Game and Recreation Area.
Most chose the metric century except me, whose slower speed was 
decreased by the lingering congestion I have suffered from the 
virus I caught a week or so ago.  
Even though I lagged behind and cut off at 35 miles, I was able to enjoy some of the 
 wonderful vistas,
 and colors the country side had to offer.
Most of the roads were through rolling forest lands with some mild 
climbing and high autumn hues dappling the hills.
I was treated to this really unusually colorful view of a natural pond just off the road in the game land.
In all it was a relaxing ride for us and a comfortable way to reestablish a tradition
 which had fallen by the side of the clubs schedule.

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