Rolling by the river…

I have not had the opportunity to ride on the new Ohio River Greenway (hike and bike) trail until today. Even without a map of the middle part, which was finished last, I figured I could find my way and I did. The sections of map I did have must have messed with my computer, because when I got to the end of the trail, it said I’d done less than two miles and it should have been more like seven. When I pinned the papers back so they wouldn’t cover the computer, it worked just fine. 

The path went by the (replica) cabin of George Rogers Clark, who was a Revolutionary War hero. From near here, William Clark, his brother, Merriwether Lewis and seven young men from Kentucky set out on their famous expedition of the Louisiana Purchase and the Pacific Northwest. The closest I got to monochromatic with the bike was here at the home site.

Beginning of ride…that’s The Big Four Bridge, our bicycle/pedestrian bridge and the only one you can now cross the Ohio River from downtown Louisville
This was probably the most monochromatic shot of the day, but didn’t think traipsing through mud and sitting Violette in the water was a good idea.
Taken from the pedestrian bridge…the new I-65 bridge (north) and the old bridge (south). Both toll bridges now.
Coming back across the bicycle/pedestrian bridge.

For now, loaded touring isn’t possible due to my husband's health issues. I’m used to cycling by myself, but I can't go off and leave him. Cycle 365 has motivated me to not give up riding just because I don't have time to go as far or do awesome rides like I did in the past.

16 response to "Rolling by the river…"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: July 10, 2019

    I am so glad you have found that day rides can indeed be fun and exciting — especially when having a photo assignment :’-). That is right up your alley. It may not be quite as exciting as doing an extended tour, but riding your bike anytime is simply delicious.

    You may already know this, and as I am such a Luddite at all things computer, someone else can be of more help. wherever you place your ‘pointer’ or ‘cursor’ or whatever it is called now, that is where your photo will end up. And if you want your photo of be larger, click on the photo after you post it and you will get a little window that includes the shape of a pencil. Click on that pencil and it will give you choices of size.

    All that said —- your photos are really nice, and I say they meet the monochromatic guidelines ;’-). Thanks for sharing them and your ride.

  2. By: gregblood Posted: July 10, 2019

    I think that McDonalds cup should be a permanent fixture on your bike. The lettering matches your bike perfectly.

    • By: Lah Posted: July 10, 2019

      I’d never noticed the purple until I saw the photograph. It was left over from breakfast and full of ice when I started the ride. It had melted and the liquid was hot by the time I turned around. Miss those old McD’s styrofoam cups…ice lasted a lot longer than in this kind.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: July 10, 2019

    Glad you got out for a ride, and a very nice one at that on the Ohio River Greenway.
    So the bicycle/pedestrian bridge is an old railroad bridge?

    And, yes, posting photos etc on WP can be a bit frustrating. “Mind of its own” — exactly right!

    • By: Lah Posted: July 11, 2019

      Yes, it was once used by four big rail companies….Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis. Before it became a cycling/walking bridge, we used to cross on the 2nd Street Bridge. Even though it had a share the road bike lane, it was dangerous (last time I used it, I walked my loaded bike on the sidewalk), so we’re grateful they converted the Big Four. There is also a toll bridge in the eastern part of the city that has a bike/walking path. Vehicles pay, but not walkers or bicyclists.

  4. By: Lah Posted: July 11, 2019

    Thank you, Suzanne. As always, ones taken on bike rides are from the G12. Those in FB are more likely from the 50D or 80D.

  5. By: The Navigator Posted: July 13, 2019

    I loved this ride. So glad you could find the time to go. Any time on the bike is good – I find even short rides are very good for my physical and mental health.

    • By: Lah Posted: July 14, 2019

      Thank you so much! I did find out if you squeeze the horizontal sides of the frame toward the middle, everything ends up in another place. I just stretched it back out and it is now like I intended. 🙂 Hope you’re feeling better. I must have joined after you shared your health issues, but I know how autoimmune flares can smack me down from almost all activity. Luckily, I haven’t had a bad one for several years.

      • By: The Navigator Posted: July 14, 2019

        Oh, I hope you are on the rebound now!! I am feeling a little bit better. I am fairly certain the past 3 months has been an autoimmune flare or new onset (I have not been diagnosed with anything but have had various symptoms for more than a year). Unfortunately, I don’t think the ME/CFS diagnosis in Jan 2018 is a mis-diagnosis, I think I’m going to end up with another disease on top of the other! I go to a rheumatologist in Melbourne on the 30th. Hopefully, I can finally get a diagnosis and then a prescription for something to help dampen my kamikaze immune system! All the best that your flare subsides quickly.

  6. By: Lah Posted: July 14, 2019

    Not knowing is the hardest part. Hope you find out soon!

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