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Wolf

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Can we have a Burrito Outside category?  [smile]


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We've had some unusually nice weather on the weekends, lately.  Perfect for getting in some leisurely rides to shake some of the winter cobwebs off.
This past weekend, I had to take one of my daughters to work, and then I had a big window of rare free-time to myself.  I decided to have a picnic lunch on a small little trail that was on my way home and get a little sun on me.
So, I threw my bike in the back of the truck, and after I dropped the kid off I stopped and grabbed a burrito.  Next door to the burrito place is a convenience store that sells single cans of beer, so I grabbed a couple to go and headed off to the trail.  This trail is a very short segment of what was once the Erie canal, it's currently only about 3 miles from end-to-end.  It's very popular with walkers and runners that need a quick, flat, spot for short training runs.  I've probably logged a million miles on this with my running group and for just leisurely rides like I had planned for this particular afternoon.  I almost always run into somebody I know, so if I take drinks with me, I usually bring extra so I can offer to share.  Turns out that today the path was oddly quiet.  I only saw one family out riding, and a couple walking their dog.  Seemed weird, as the day was just lovely.  You can see all the bare trees/bushes in my picture.  In another month or so, the whole area will start busting out with color from the flowers and the grass greening-up, etc.  Funny note about that picnic table:  whoever built it got the proportions totally out of whack.  I'm 6'7", and it's too tall for me to sit on the seat and eat from the table.  Look at the head tube on my bike, and where the top tube is in relation to the table top, and you can probably make a good guess as to how high it is.

Anyways, I did a lap of the path, then stopped in a picnic area to eat my burrito, read the paper, and did the crossword puzzle.  Did another lap, then headed home to drag the dogs around the neighborhood.

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Very nice report. I think there are quite a few sections in the Erie canal that have bike paths, i get a glimse from I90.
Btw, i have excellent picnic table plans, whoever built that one, needs them!

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Very nice report. I think there are quite a few sections in the Erie canal that have bike paths...



Yes, they are in the midst of tying this little section into the much longer Ohio & Erie Towpath trail.  When it's done, you'll be able to ride from the Ohio river on the Oh/KY border through Cincy, Dayton, Columbus, up through Akron and end up by the Great lakes.  

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Good idea, Beer And Burrito Outside.

At 5'6" I would need a booster seat to use that table.[biggrin]
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Can we have a Burrito Outside category?  [smile]


Oh yes...the possibilities are endless for bicycle outing adventures.  Thanks for the reminder.  I'll put this on the "must do when I get to town" adventure list.


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I'll add a category. Burrito outside, or a maybe a general category like Food Outside. Shawn suggested that.
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Yeah, "Food Outside" looks good.  My suggestion was tongue-in-cheek.
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