Friday, July 12, 2019

Ride On!

We wanted to take you on another section of our bike ride along the Spring Creek Greenway Trail.
Our longest ride has been fifteen miles, but we normally ride ten miles. It’s a beautiful trail and we’ve seen rabbit, deer, and lots of squirrels off in the woods.

This section of the trail is swampy with shallow water on both sides of the trail. It is one of my favorite parts because it is always cool and shady. We keep our eyes out for snakes but so far, haven’t seen any. Actually, we didn’t even see any mosquitos when we stopped to take these photos.  
The sign reads "Please help us conserve by bringing your own refillable water bottles".

There are these handy water stations placed along the trails. We always carry our water bottles filled with ice and water, so these are great for a quick refill on a hot day. Staying hydrated is one of the most important tips I can give you when your outside in the heat no matter what you are doing.

The part of the trail we have ridden on looks like this most of the way. There are a couple of areas where we are in the sunshine, but it is a short time and we always wear our sunscreen! We really don’t feel hot until we stop for water. As soon as we begin to ride again, we immediately cool off.
I shared a light purple passionflower photo last week and many of you commented on it. Thursday morning, we rode past this brilliant purple passionflower and I told Skipper that we had to stop and take a photo of it on our way back. They are growing wild and are truly a work of art! They have quickly become one of my favorite flowers.
 The entrance to the park where we begin our ride has a beautiful butterfly and hummingbird garden. There were butterflies fluttering everywhere but none wanted to cooperate for a photo. 
These little purple flowers reminded me of the saying. “Bloom where you are planted!”
I hope you enjoyed our bike trip. We are looking forward to loading up the bikes and exploring new parts of the city too. It’s a perfect way to discover places that you’d never see from a car. As always, we'll take you along for the fun!
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21 comments :

  1. we like the idea with the waterbottles and the water stations. and if we are without the pups somewhere we nevertheless take a special look at animals what cross our way and the mama holds the handles of her bag much harder than before... creatures of habit LOL

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  2. You boys need to buy your parents a bike trailer as a belated anniversary gift so you can go along on the rides and feel the wind in your furs!

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  3. What a beautiful ride and the flowers are just gorgeous!

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  4. The Hubby rides his bicycle almost every day, while I'm at work. Rats!

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  5. Bicycles are such a wonderful way to see the world that cars just zip by. Thanks for taking us along.

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  6. What a beautiful trail full of critters and lovely posies. Well done on your mileage!!
    Hugs Cecilia

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  7. What a pretty bike trail. I wish my owner Gail would take me on bike rides with her, but she says I am too slow and always stopping to sniff things...
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  8. We loved seeing your beautiful flowers and forest pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. What a beautiful ride....with some gorgeous flowers!

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  10. Of course we enjoyed the bike trip! Mom and dad often fill their bottles half full of water and freeze them the night before. Ride on!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  11. LOVED THESE PHOTOS! Once again, a gorgeous place to ride! Love that they have water stations too...that is brilliant....now....are there potties nearby too?

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  12. That is a wonderful place to cycle--shady and so many interesting things to see. Love the passionflower.

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  13. That is a gorgeous place! I want to come ride bikes with you!

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  14. I love seeing your biking trails! Those water stations are awesome! We always had to take extra waters since there is nothing like that on the trails we rode. Very cool (literally). :)
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  15. Very purty! It reminds Ma of the redwoods that she and her family used to camp in, it was always at least 10 degrees cooler under the canopy of trees! It was her favorite part. I gots to give you credit ~ Ma would MELT in the humidity! she is such a wimp! BOL!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  16. That is a beautiful trail to ride on, it all looks so green
    hugs
    Mabel & Hilda

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  17. What a pawsome bike ride-thanks for taking us along. That passion flower is incredible!

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  18. What a lovely place for a bike ride! We love that you did not see any snakes or mosquitoes while you did it. :)

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  19. Cool place to ride and beautiful flowers.

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