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Old 09-08-07, 10:49 AM   #1
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20 mile loop...the end

Third and final part:

As we start heading south along the Genesee River Trail, we see the O'Rorke
drawbridge on one side (yes, I do stop to watch it operate..what boy wouldn't?)...



and the Charlotte Lighthouse on the other side (yes it's open for tours)...



from the port area, we wind back upstream into the woods again and arrive
at this 3/4 mile long bridge which circum-navigates the Turning Basin, which is
full of wildlife...turtles, swan, ducks, heron, fish etc.....



here's a photo from this Spring taken from the Turning Basin bridge...



from the south end of the bridge, it's about a mile up this grade to the residential
neighborhood where we started our ride....



and back to Cranky's messy garage....



This journey traveled a distance of 21 miles. Every time I ride it, I see
something new, and I almost always meet another 50+ cyclist whose
willing to stop and chat a spell. Can't wait till my next day off, I miss the trails
already!!!

Hope this isn't too much info and too many pics....don't wanna be boring.

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Old 09-08-07, 10:53 AM   #2
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Hope this isn't too much info and too many pics....don't wanna be boring.
You're kidding, of course, right? The pictures were terrific and I'm quite envious of you for having that kind of scenery to ride through. (Grammar police, hush!)
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Old 09-08-07, 11:04 AM   #3
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Thanks for the great pics. You have a very nice, not at all boring, ride there.
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Old 09-08-07, 12:18 PM   #4
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Very pretty, that alone, would keep me riding for a long time, thanks.
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You're kidding, of course, right? The pictures were terrific and I'm quite envious of you for having that kind of scenery to ride through. ...
My thoughts exactly! I love to see these pictorials of the rides others take.
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Fantastic shots of the ride.

Just out of Interest- I often ride by a lighthouse. Bell Tout at Beachy Head just above Eastbourne. Bit of history to this as it has been around for some time but about 10 years ago it was about to fall into the sea with Cliff erosion. With help from the National Lottery- it was moved back 50 yards from the cliff edge. It is up for sale right now and the new owners have proposed turing it into B&B for the tourist's. Sale Price if you are interested is 850,000. A snip when you realise it cost around 1,500,000 to save it from falling into the sea.

Glad to see that the bikes are getting used but you will have to get a bigger garage. Either that or stop the wife going in and tidying it for you.
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