Saturday, March 15, 2014

Bikes, trains, and automobiles

Gorgeous sunshine-y Ides of March demands a long bike ride! I headed out solo on a favorite loop and "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" (circa 1987 John Candy movie) kept popping in my head. For me it was Bikes, trains, and automobiles, and of course LOTS of cows and a selection of horses along the way. I just never get tired of the scenery on these trips!

It was a big treat to see a group of cyclists collecting up and hear my name!! Nice to see Scott, Ed and their cycling contingent from Roanoke. We caught up for a few minutes and then continued on in our opposite directions.

 TRAINS! Caught a Norfolk and Southern train cruising by!

AUTOMOBILES! Crossed over Interstate 81. That always feels kind of cool to ride over.
I'm of course thankful to be on a bike and not in a car.

So, so pretty, these back roads of SW Virginia!

North Fork River (below) where the kids and I sometimes to go "play"

I'm so glad we are on the tail end of winter!!! Hope everyone is having a great weekend.