A slow fall ride for coffee today. I had planned to ride more but things didn’t work out. I did get in around 10 miles with a stop at Green Bean, in the city of New Bedford, also called the Whaling City, on Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts. The Green Bean is likely to be one of my coffeeneuring challenge stops in the future, but not today.
The Phoenix Bike Path takes me along a spot that is, “my favorite place”. It’s a great place to stop, relax and watch the wildlife, which I often do. Today I was in a bit of a rush to meet people for coffee and had no plan on stopping. Nature flashed me such a spectacular sight I had no choice but to turn back take out my camera and share the following. Things worked out because I missed having coffee at McPtomain’s and ended up at a great hipster joint in the city.
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Biking is out of the question for a while because of the heavy snowfalls we are experiencing. The winter months do offer a chance to improve this blog as well as some bike riding planning. I bought a used DSLR camera and am studying photography both online and book reading. Right now it’s Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson. Along with the photography class, I’m learning use video and video editing to add some zip to the site. Even with all that there is still time to research the annual summer bicycle tour.
Brandon and have narrowed our tour to two routes. Buffalo to Albany New York on the Erie Canal, which we have done twice together. Our other option is to ride the C&O towpath from Washington to Cumberland, MD where we will join the Great Allegheny Passage trail to Pittsburgh. I did the GAP last year with a large tour group, but would love to ride the rail trail route again this summer with just the two of us. We will mix camping with Hostels and B&Bs.
In order to make sharing all the above more interesting I’m taking a blogging course. I did sign up for “blogging 101” but am also going to dive right in to blogging 201. I feel like I’m in between the two classes and can get some good experiences and training using both simultaneously. Today’s topic on “101” was to introduce yourself which can be a challenge and awkward. Introductions can lead to self depreciation, overdone self praise or just plain uninteresting rambling.