It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.
~ Ernest Hemingway
Had my husband and friends with me on my Day 4 Ride for National Bike Month. Got off the pavement and did a 12-mile trail ride into the wilds of one of the most beautiful places in SW Florida – CREW’s Bird Rookery Swamp. Nothing like peddling with ‘gators to get your blood pumping. And it took us quite a while to get all the alligator scat (that’s poop for you non-scientists!) washed off our tires as well! 🙂 Want to know how we got alligator scat on our tires? Watch the video below!
Another wonderful day in biking paradise.
Day 4 Ride: 12 miles. Trail ride at Bird Rookery Swamp.