Monday, August 30, 2010

Not bad for a hot day.

This was a nice, slow, easy 9 mile ride, with a stop at BicycleSPACE on the way to the trail, and a stop at Duffy's afterwards for a cold beer & some sliders. I love late summer days.
Pretty cruiser-style bicycle.

Another retro-inspired bicycle.

One of many murals along the MBT.

This is a video I took of the Metropolitan Branch Trail portion of my ride today. I didn't have time to do any fancy editing and I took out the audio because it was just me babbling along with a friend of mine.  I put it up so you can get a feel for what the trail is like. I think it's pretty nice. It has an "industrial" feel to it, which is odd for a "typical" bike trail. Very nice to be reminded that you are still in a city, but a city where bikes belong too.  I like the benches and the murals that are painted along it as well. In fact, you can see three guys working on one of them halfway through the video. This was a chance for me to explore a part of the city I rarely ride to, and I enjoyed it.

(sorry for the tiny version. it was taking forever to load!)