Monday, September 15, 2014

Yorktown (9/14/2014)

Sunday was a great day for a bike ride, the temperatures were mild, and the breeze was not too bad.  It was a great day for a training ride to get ready for the century ride we are doing at the end of the month.  After the ride it showed that we had gone 35 mile.

The ride was fairly uneventful, but at one point we had a motorcycle come by and right when he came by he put on the "after burners."  It was deafening and we were not sure if the guy did it on purpose or if we was just inconsiderate.  A little later a couple on bicycles wanted to pass and in good biking fashion they yelled " passing on your left." Actually we just coming to an intersection where we had to stop because a car was coming that had the right of way.  My wife said something like "go ahead, if you want to die", which was exactly what I thought.  They passed us after the car came through the intersection; we already had 28 miles in our legs, so we gladly let them go. It was a good ride, but it would be so nice to have bicycle paths or a wider, trash-free shoulder. 

This photo was taken at a rest point.  We love to stop at the end of Bay Tree Beach Road.  Bay Tree Beach appears to be an island that is connected to the mainland by a road.  The island has a tidal marsh between it and the shore.  On the northeast side of island is the Chesapeake Bay. There are a few valuable homes built along the beach, and it would be fun living there were it not for Northeasters or hurricanes.  I visited one of the homes once as member of the wetland board, and their bottom floor was a two car garage with garage doors on all sides.  When it storms they can open all the doors and save their home that way.  Water just flows through the garage.  This photo was taken of the marsh, looking southwest.  It is a nice place, you can almost always see a bald eagle, osprey or other critters there.  You sometimes have to zig-zag around the fiddler crabs when the water is high.  A great place and a great ride indeed.

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