Autumnal Adventure

But then fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.
~Stephen King~ Salem’s Lot

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Natasha and I are celebrating this old friend called autumn with our bicycles and a road trip. We leave Sunday, return on Tuesday. The Sparta to Elroy Trail beckons us to ride its 32.5 mile trail, pass through its three rock tunnels, discover the five communities it supports, and perhaps come across a few colored leaves. This was the first rail to trail project in America and we have chosen this place for our autumnal adventure.

I will be back in a few days to settle into the computer chair and share stories and photos of the places we have been, the things we have done, and the memories created.

Until then…

PS: I would not have called summer treacherous, but whatever Mr. King.

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17 responses to Autumnal Adventure

  1. Do they have any remains of the stations on that trail, M-J? The rail trail of which we walked a section in Oxfam Trailwalker still has platforms from the original stations. It’s such a great reminder that you are actually walking a railway. Our local rail trail has signs (but no platforms) and some of the rail is still there.

    I love autumn. It’s my favourite month.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I’m not sure, it will be the first time on this trail. Stay tuned, you’ll get a full story next week. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. te315502 says:

    I would love to enter into fall by riding on a bike trail. What a relaxing time? I can only imagine.

  3. M-R says:

    Hope you return well satisfied with having fulfilled all your intentions. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. joannesisco says:

    What a wonderful way to spend a couple of days. *sigh* Almost makes me want to ride a bike again.
    Looking forward to your stories ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. LB says:

    How cool that you’ll be traveling on the very first Rails To Trails project! We have a 57 mile trail running through our community and it’s such an asset.
    Have a great ride and road trip. I’ll look forward to photos and stories!

  6. Swoosieque says:

    Oh how I wish I were young again to bike and hike like this. Looking forward to your stories of the trip!

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