Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling. ~James E. Starrs

Biking is great exercise and great cross-training for derby. Plus, it’s fun. Ever since we moved to this area we’ve been told to check out the C&O Canal, but we’ve been putting it off. Some friends invited us to bike with them a few weeks ago, so we finally did.

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It was early Spring, so the weather was beautiful. We set off from Brunswick, MD, for a 5 and a half mile ride to Harper’s Ferry, WV.

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The canal is really historical, built between 1828 and 1850. It runs 184.5 miles between Washington, DC and Cumberland, MD, and lots of people bike the whole way through in one shot. I’m not sure that kind of a ride is in my future, but maybe sections at a time : )

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The towpath was along the Potomac River, which was pretty.

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It made me want to go fishing.

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Harper’s Ferry is a cool little town. It’s about 25 minutes from where we live, yet we’ve never been.

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(Doesn’t this look real?)

We ate lunch outdoors with appropriate beverages.

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And walked around some more.

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(Do you see the advertisement on the side of the mountain?)

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(I make my loved ones pose)

It is a really historical town, very much a part of the Civil War. It reminded me of Old City in Philly a bit, minus the steep hills and mountains.

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We ended with some ice cream, and then strolled back across the bridge, back to our bikes.

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An 11 mile total bike ride, plus exploring a new place, plus a great lunch, plus friends = WIN.

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2 thoughts on “Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling. ~James E. Starrs

  1. Awesome photos!!! That new-growth-green on the trees is so beautiful in spring! You captured the C&O perfectly!

  2. That new-growth-green on the trees is so beautiful this spring! I love all those pictures! They’re awesome!!!!

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