Tensions can run high when a small group of people are in close quarters making lots of decisions every day.
|What is John doing with that Knife?|
|John's ultra high tech cycling/hiking/walking footwear|
Unlike John, I am pretty high tech about most things. The bike is a Bianchi Volpe. I bought the "Fox" specially for this ride. Although it is not very light (23 lbs with the pedals, rack and fenders), it has a more upright position than my carbon fiber road bike and has attachments for panniers and fenders. I could ride this bike fully loaded if I wanted--and I may want to at some time. I expect this to become my commuter bike when I begin school again in the fall. I also like to have clean clothes and usually do wash each night. In this picture, Myna is drying my clothes.
|This is how we dry our laundry, so early in the morning.|
From Old Bogies, we rode south. Part of our ride was about 20 miles on the Old Abe trail. The trail is a beautiful wooded rail-trail. It is pancake flat and straight, with a few bumps in the pavement.
|Myna and Dawn on the Old Abe trail|
We may have bison in NJ, but I have never seen a sand hill crane in our farm fields.
|Sand Hill Crane click for movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smjLzskx_BA|
But wife and my little girls were waiting on the other side, so I would have paid much more if I had to.
|The best part of the trip so far.|