serendipitous reflections

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Earlier this year in April Jeni and I first got to experience one of the Rails-to-Trails paths (http://www.railstotrails.org/index.html) when we biked on the Silver Comet Trail in Atlanta (http://www.traillink.com/trail/silver-comet-trail.aspx). This is 61.5 miles of converted rails and wonderful to ride on. Then in May we biked on the Great Miami River Recreation Trail (http://www.traillink.com/trail/great-miami-river-recreation-trail.aspx) in Cincinnati. (This one is 80.7 miles -- no, we only did 20 round trip -- and went through downtown Loveland, a cute small downtown geared around the trail). I am envious that we don't have anything like that here in Columbia. Yes, we have the Riverwalk, but it's not great for our road bikes, which is why we ride at Fort Jackson. The two longest ones I could find in the state are both too far away, The Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville (14.5 miles -- http://www.traillink.com/trail/swamp-rabbit-trail.aspx) and The North Augusta Greenway Park (12.5 miles -- http://www.traillink.com/trail/north-augusta-greeneway-park.aspx). We really need to work on something more like this in Columbia.

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