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    Pics from yesterday's adventure

    OK, I didn't take as many pics as I should have. The weather changed and I got there in the afternoon. This is Carolina weather. I was going to go riding in the morning but the storms Friday night brought cooler temps. I transitioned my northern blood to more southern blood in the past 2 years. I actually feel cool when the temps are below 70 degrees instead of 30 and it was cold yesterday morning. The lawn was too wet to mow so I took off for a bike shop (must be getting the biking bug really bad). Didn't think to grab some biking gear when I left the house so I had to borrow a bike rack and drive back home to get my gear before I could go out on the trail. By the time I got to Louisburg, NC ( the one horse town), it was already 1:30 PM. I was starved since I forgot to eat breakfast so I grabbed some lunch. I didn't realize the town was hilly. I didn't take alot of pics and should have gotten one at the beginning to the trail. Then you could have seen the incline. Just typical railroad grade hill, going into a town that is a little hilly. So the first few pics are the park I parked at.
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    I'll do another response with more pics from the ride.
    2013 End of Summer Goal: Return to NC's Dismal Swamp State Park trail

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    Now that I know I resized the pics right (not sure why that folder is under Hurricane Irene), I'll add the pics from that actual trail.2012-06-02 2012-06-02 001 001 (640x480).jpg2012-06-02 2012-06-02 001 002 (640x480).jpg2012-06-02 2012-06-02 001 003 (640x480).jpg2012-06-02 2012-06-02 001 004 (640x480).jpg2012-06-02 2012-06-02 001 005 (640x480).jpg

    OK folks, that's it. Guess I don't make a good photographer. I generally get into the enjoyment of things so much that I forget to take pics along the way.

    This was the Louisburg Bike Trail in Louisburg, NC. Trail length is 2.24 miles. Surface is asphalt.

    Now, I need to go mow the lawn that should have been done well over a week ago.
    2013 End of Summer Goal: Return to NC's Dismal Swamp State Park trail

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    Looks like a great place to ride. The nice thing about riding in parks is the lack of motor vehicle traffic. Makes it much safer to ride, especially when you are first starting off. The wilderness park I do my daily rides at doesn't allow vehicles (except ranger and emergency vehicles) on the path and it makes for some really nice riding. Keep enjoying the rides and before you know it, you'll be reporting on your first road bike purchase.
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    Eastern Carolina? Someone was saying really nasty things about it on the retirement thread. I dunno. Looks like a very nice place to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    Eastern Carolina? Someone was saying really nasty things about it on the retirement thread. I dunno. Looks like a very nice place to me.
    Well, I can understand. I'm not so sure I would want to retire here either. Thanks to the economy, I will be working past my earliest retirement option (called widow benefits). I'm a transplant. The people are nice but.... economy really sucks. I don't have the scenic trips like I did back in MI or PA, VA or upstate NY. But the winters are drastically milder and that was important to me. I'm here for a job and the people I work with are really great. But a big portion of the population is low income, low education so, as the economy took a downward turn, the crime rate increased. And, this state taxes everything, including retirement income from trust funds.

    Guess I need to go back and read the retirement thread.
    2013 End of Summer Goal: Return to NC's Dismal Swamp State Park trail

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