Wednesday, March 17, 2010

East West Trail

Monday night during my run, I discovered a great new trail near my house.  I was so excited about it that I headed out on my bike last night to explore it more!

It turns out, this is called the East West Trail.

East West Trail

It runs east-west (duh!) for 2 miles from Division Ave. to Kalamazoo Ave. just north of 52nd St.

I'll have to check out that north-south trail west of Division, too! 
Thanks, Google Maps bicycling directions!

Lots of people were out enjoying the 60 degree F temperature and sun.

Enjoying the sun

Some parts of the trail are cuter than others, but I loved it all!

Power lines

Even though this was supposed to be a training ride, I was just having too much fun being outside on my bike and taking pictures.  I attempted a few "panda" shots.  I think the people walking by me thought I was silly and bound to crash, but I didn't care.  This one came out best.


After exploring the East West Trail, I rode down busy Kalamazoo Ave. to the Southbelt Trail and then connected back onto the Thornapple River Trail.  It was great to see so many people using the trail for biking, walking, running, roller blading, scooting on Rasers and sitting in the sun.

Thornapple River Trail

Soon the trees will flower and everything will turn green again.  And people wonder why I love cycling so much.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Bike 75 minutes (14.9 miles)
Generally an easy pace today, enjoying the sun, the view, the ride.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your note too! Yeah, I tried to love the new Dolce, but it's not dolce enough for my bottom. LOL

    My A race is Lonestar in Galveston... It will be my first Olympic. I did 12 sprints last year. How about you? What's your next race?