Great to get out for a long one, it was warm but what a nice day to ride.
With rain in the picture for most the day, was able to get a short ride in on the gravel bike. Corn is starting to take off in the back ground.
The bicycle is the slow death of the planet.
General Director of Euro Exim Bank Ltd. got economists thinking when he said:
"A cyclist is a disaster for the country's economy: he does not buy cars and does not borrow money to buy. He does not pay for insurance policies. He does not buy fuel, does not pay for the necessary maintenance and repairs. He does not use paid parking. He does not cause serious accidents. He does not require multi-lane highways. He does not get fat.
Healthy people are neither needed nor useful for the economy. They don't buy medicine. They do not go to hospitals or doctors. Nothing is added to the country's GDP (gross domestic product).
On the contrary, every new McDonald's restaurant creates at least 30 jobs: 10 cardiologists, 10 dentists, 10 dietary experts and nutritionists, and obviously, people who work at the restaurant itself."
Choose carefully: cyclist or McDonald's? It is worth considering.
Great ride today, almost got hit just once coming back into town.
Stopped at my favorite store and the beverage cooler was not working. Warm drinks, I was just to cheep to buy a bag of ice for myself.
Met up with the boys for a group ride. Made plans earlier in the day to ride with them, by time the afternoon came around I almost canceled. Once I got there, sat on my bike, the days problems just melted away.
Natchez Trace Bridge.
My first time going over this, it was windy and it scared the crap out of me.
I had to ride in the center of the rode at a very slow pace, I am afraid of heights and this was over my limits. This picture was taken on the returning loop, the wind was calm but I still couldn't look over the edge of the bridge.
Fellow cyclist, if you are planning to someday ride the Natchez Trace Parkway, please contact them. Their information is very helpful, they can also plan out your trip and give you great suggestions, it free!
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Colbert Ferry, this is our final destination for this trip. Starting at mile marker 440 and fishing up at mile marker 327 one way, heading south on the Natchez Trace Parkway. This was a loop for us, since we had to double back to get the car one day, then we slack packed the final loop. Great view looking at the John Coffee Bridge.
Not the Coffee, I was in need of several mornings on the trip. This is the John Coffee Memorial Bridge in Alabama we are on.