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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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    Quote Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post

    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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    Thanks for the great pics. You have a very nice, not at all boring, ride there.

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    Very pretty, that alone, would keep me riding for a long time, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    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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