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    Leisurely pre-breakfast ride (boring photos inside)

    After Jethro's recent thread about "gung-ho vs flower-smeller" rides, I decided to make a concerted effort to restrain myself in this morning and be as casual as I could. I even stopped to take a few pictures. All in all it was a very nice, peaceful 34.6 mile ride, with hardly any car traffic, and only a 10 mph wind. And since I was taking in the scenery, I won't even get into any average speed discussions.

    The ride started with about 8 or 9 miles on the Monon Trail (which Jethro is fond of calling the Moron Trail) before heading east across US 31. Here's the 96th St trailhead on the Monon, about a half mile from my house:



    A mile and a half up the trail is the Monon Center, a community fitness and meeting facility, with indoor and outdoor pools, exercise equipment, sports courts and small skateboard park. The trail goes under a connecting walkway linking the exercise side (left in photo) and the meeting room side (right):



    Coming up on the Carmel Drive overpass, about the only thing that passes for a hill on the trail:



    Carmel's new Performing Arts Center, with its green space where the Carmel Farmer's Market takes place on Saturday mornings through the summer:



    Crossing Main St in Carmel. The yellow-sided building with the green awning just to the left of the trail is Bub's Burgers and Ice Cream, made famous by the TV show "Man Vs Food."



    After leaving the trail and crossing US 31, I came into the little town of Westfield from the south. This is one of my favorite things about riding out in the countryside - rolling into little burgs like this:



    The rest of the ride was out in the country. Most of it was not particularly picturesque until the return leg, where the scenery improved a little bit:




    And then finally back into suburbia as I approached home:



    In the end, it was a very pleasant way to work up an appetite for breakfast. Very enjoyable.
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    Nice ride! Lots to,look at. Thanks for sharing.
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    Nice pictures. I need to do a Paradise picture post.

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    Nice.

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    hell, I am curious about the breakfast! Was there my friend Bacon?

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    Why does this guy look fake, like a playdoh figurine? Is it a statue?




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    Quote Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
    hell, I am curious about the breakfast! Was there my friend Bacon?
    No bacon, sorry Chef. When I got home my wife and I each had two and a half slices of French toast made from a multi-grain peasant-style bread, with cinnamon, vanilla and cardamom, with real maple syrup and some orange juice and iced tea.
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    Yeah, that's a statue of a cop, presumably in the act of stopping a kid from crossing in front of a beer delivery truck or something. Downtown Carmel is sprinkled with statues like that. Some might say littered. They're really kind of creepy. Immediately to my right as I took the picture is a statue of a father helping his little girl ride a sting-ray type bike. They've got people sitting on benches, and in one spot a sailor kissing a woman like the famous photo from Times Square at the end of WWII. If they were going to spring for public art, I'd have rather seen something with a little more artistic value rather than stuff that's high on the public-cuteness scale. But that's just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigB View Post
    No bacon, sorry Chef. When I got home my wife and I each had two and a half slices of French toast made from a multi-grain peasant-style bread, with cinnamon, vanilla and cardamom, with real maple syrup and some orange juice and iced tea.
    Could have used a picture of that........................

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    We usually only stock bacon during tomato season, for sandwiches. On those rare occasions we have meat at breakfast it'll usually be some sort of sausage, typically turkey or chicken, but sometimes Bob Evans maple-style pork. But that's much more rare than it used to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigB View Post
    We usually only stock bacon during tomato season, for sandwiches. On those rare occasions we have meat at breakfast it'll usually be some sort of sausage, typically turkey or chicken, but sometimes Bob Evans maple-style pork. But that's much more rare than it used to be.
    What the hell am I talking about.... I have no points left today anyway!

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