My favorite bicycle rides are when I have a destination. It gives me a purpose and it's a good feeling to be car-free. The destination this Sunday was to go to visit my grandson, Henry. He lives in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. The Schuykill River Trail is my choice of route. Why? Because there are no cars and I can ride with bailey in my basket.
This is what I found when my DH went to drop us off at the Betzwood Trailhead.
It was closed!
The parking for the trailhead is part of the Valley Forge National Park.
I just don't get it. It's a parking lot with a couple of picnic tables. For Pete's sake.
Thank you to all those hard "working politicians" who are acting like children
and can't compromise to come to an agreeable solution. I don't make it a practice of voicing my political views, and this closed parking lot is nothing compared to what some people are going through, but I say, VOTE THEM ALL OUT!!!
Anyway, there was an office building on the other side of the road with access to the trail. Yay!
It was a heck of a ride with an unbelievable head wind. I wish I had been riding in the other direction. (The wind at your back makes you feel like you could ride the Tour de France.)
Even Bailey was not happy. She sat facing me most of the ride.
I met my hubby a few miles from East Falls. We swapped Bailey (who has not met Henry yet) for Suzy Joe's absolutely delicious donuts.
I earned one after that bike ride.
With the box of donuts in my basket, I headed off to finish my ride.
to my final destination
where a wonderful reward was waiting inside.
Jersey: Just regular clothes on my hybrid
Time in the saddle:????
Real time: 2 Hours
Why all the ????? Because someone, I'm not saying who, was trying to remount my computer and zeroed it out! Hrmph... That computer is sacred to me. But I guess I will forgive him. He did bring the donuts.