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Inverness Date Night Top Five
It can be even harder when you are new to an area or just don’t know what is around for the kids to do.
But it is especially nice when I can buy locally, and Floral City is a go-to place, just a few miles down the Trail from Inverness.
“On your left!” as they approach slower riders, walkers and especially those with dogs or small children.
Why waste gas and harm the environment when there are so many positives to be gained by pedaling outside in the fresh air, getting a good cardio workout, they say.
Which way will a squirrel go? Across the pavement or into the brush?
family-friendly RTW Annual Ride
Just a quick spurt of fast pedaling over the nearby bridge and then right into Swampy’s parking lot is all it takes!
Longest running juried art show in Citrus County
Now I’m on the flip side and I am excited as the first snowbirds appear. It is just like school days when we were young – “What did you do this summer?” And with our current age ranges – “How’s your health?”
This year, again, the event was held alongside the Withlacoochee State Trail. Despite stiff winds and chilly temperatures, I joined a small group of cyclists headed east on Norvell Bryant to the Trail and down to the Festival on the last day.
Before I reached Chicken King in Hernando, however, there was sudden shift in my bike seat.
Lola the Chihuahua came into his life a few years ago and they’ve become quite the pair.
We are so fortunate to have the Withlacoochee State Trail available for our use
A favorite place for caffeine and good food is Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters.
Often times they ask me if I know the name of a specific bloom as we are walking or bicycling by a pretty site. I never have a clue.
Have you ever been fortunate enough to have a disabled veteran blow past you on the Trail, pedaling with hands or feet at RPMs faster than anything you can do?
Some of them bicycle; I know several. It’s so wonderful to see someone who has immense challenges still enjoying a physical activity she or he has performed for years!
Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee also has a trail guide for sale in area bike shops and online. The guide is a personal favorite of mine as it provides a historical perspective in addition to useful riding information.
When I first started riding on the Withlacoochee State Trail, I used a folding travel bike – a Bike Friday. It worked well as short-term visits, but soon my husband and I became full-blown snowbirds
You may have seen their wedding on TV. She works at a Publix store and since that's where they met, they married there – just before Valentine’s Day.
Of course you already know to call out, “On your left!” when passing someone on the Trail. A follow-up “Good morning” or aother logical remark is always pleasant. In my case, if the other person is walking a dog, I might say, “Nice dog!”
From everywhere people come to bike on the Withlacoochee State Trail.
They have found cell phones, wallets and a car key – and located the owners of these items. One high season they recycled cans and bottles not only tossed along the Trail but thrown into the Trail trash containers
Just take a close look at this photo – the helmet is cracked in about 5-6 places. Fortunately the helmet took the brunt of a fall and not my friend’s head!
Just as with any other wheeled vehicle, it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain her or his bicycle.
My last few posts have been about the Trail. I want to get back to what is on the Withlacoochee State Trail. Specifically, dogs!
have had spills while cycling on the Trail that are unquestionably my fault, but also when I and a vehicle driver have miscommunicated.
After some time, I returned to the Withlacoochee Trail to begin cycling again with friends.
I love gopher tortoises. I love the itty-bitty baby ones for which you have to look out carefully when cycling down the Trail.