August 7, 2011

Biker Grammy

I had so much fun this weekend that I thought I would blog a quick post about it while the peach cobbler is cooking.  Thanks, Mimi, for the recipe that has alluded me for years!

On my last birthday, Papallama humored me when I asked for a bicycle.  Then I informed him that in order for me to enjoy a bicycle, it would mean he would need one, too.  Who else was I going to ride with?  And I sure wasn't going alone!  So he gave me a sweet ride.  It's a Specialized Arial 24 speed number.  It's not a road bike.  Those tiny tires would be the death of me!  Still, it's a speedy bike and like Charles Shultz said, "We all have gears we never use."  At first, I would shift gears every few minutes playing around with it.  Mama Cat informed me that I should not be changing gears unless absolutely necessary, so for once, you can call me conservative.  Just once though.

This is such a great amenity for Greenvillians.

Papallama  had one last Friday free before school starts back, and he invited me to go to The Swamp Rabbit Trail for a ride.  I love The Swamp Rabbit Trail!  We had already explored the upper end when we first got the bikes, but I have been wanting to go downtown and explore there (See Map G).  We parked close to the Peace Center and headed toward the Greenville Zoo.  Wow!  What a beautiful trail!  I told Papallama that it was like an amusement park built for bikes!  We crossed over stone bridges, rode along a bubbling brook, stopped to look at a WW II fighter jet on display as a memorial to Rudolph Anderson, the only human casualty of  the Cuban Missile Crisis, and just enjoyed the breeze you get while gliding on your bike.  We rode for about an hour and decided to grab lunch at one of our favorite downtown dives, Chicora Alley.  Oh, and of course, I had to step into the ice cream parlor on the way back to the car.  Riding sure works up the appetite! Speaking of appetite, the cobbler is done!

Happy Trails to You!~

1 comment:

  1. Glad you tried the recipe. We love it.

    I'm impressed with the bike riding. Making me feel a bit guilty for sitting and knitting!