|Where we stopped and sat in the grass and ate lunch. This doesn't suck.|
It was too good to be true, and sure enough after about 8 or 9 miles the path ended. It's under construction, and whoever does this route next year is going to enjoy the hell out of that! In the meantime, the part we did get to ride was nice. There were sections with a raised wooden-slat bridge that passed over marshland, and other sections where the marsh was more like swamp. But all around me was lush green trees and planted fields. A very nice change of scenery from the cold and gray winter that seemed to go on forever.
The TransAmerican bike route was established in 1976 and was called 'BikeCentenial.' It's now marked all the way across the country with these signs for Bike Route 76. These were helpful to spot throughout the day.
|Thanks to the crew at IBC who bought me the saddle cover, to keep my seat dry!!|
|Bike selfie. Don't try this at home!|
|Chillin' on the swings after the 50 mile ride.|