Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Madison, WI
Bikes: Surly Pacer/Cutter/Viking
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Atlanta was amazing....
My wife and I got back from our trip to Atlanta Wed night, just in time for the local CM meeting. I've been there once before but that was pre-biking days. We stayed at the Highland Inn close to little 5 points and the first thing I noticed was how many cyclists there were out and about. It's a very active town with joggers, bikers and bladers all around and seemed very bike friendly. Lot's of paths all around but we didn't have time to do them as it rained a lot of the trip. We did drive up to the Silver Comet Trail (www.pathfoundation.org
) and it was the most beautiful ride ever. We did a total of 70 miles which is our highest so far. I now know I can do much more and would have liked to, but my wife was feeling doubtful so we cut it a bit short.
Funny though, my wife's front tire was real low on the way back but I didn't want to waste a co2 because we were close to a bike shop on the trail and knew we could pump the tire up there so I ended up riding her bike and her mine. I hated hers (way too small) but she loved mine. I told her we could put some slicks on hers but she's already wanted a road bike and riding my bike only perpetuated that so we ended up buying one on ebay. It's an Iron Horse Triumph, lightly used. It seemed like a good deal to me @ $350 w/free shipping. She's excited and it should be here in a week. Were going to put front and rear racks on her Gary Fisher and she'll use it for commuting and such and ride the roadie when we go out on rides etc.
Here's a few pics of us on the trail.