Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail

Today was all about color. The trees on the trail seemed to be at their peak of fall turning, and though it started out fairly cool, the four of us enjoyed peeling off the layers as it warmed up very nicely. A great blue heron winked as we crossed the first bridge and three armadillos greeted us on our return. Sandra, Gary, Deanne and I held a peaceful pace for the 31 miles. Photos are posted in the gallery. We're talking up the idea of driving to the West Orange Trail next weekend.

Trail Condition: As always, fairly good repair, no trash or debris, facilities functional, scenery was positively exceptional.
O\vo~

Some Rearranging

Perhaps to keep it interesting, probably to keep me interested, the website is undergoing some changes at this time. I am thinking that I may let topical postings on this blog replace the page now known as "Trail Reports" as it will make it simpler to keep them current and possibly make them easier to find. Photos from the rides we take are also now much easier to deal with, both up- and down-loading as well as viewing (Thanks, Google!).

Using the blog has the added benefit of providing a feedback channel, in that as readers, you may enter comments you may have along the way, whether or not you were able to enjoy the ride.

I have added a couple rides to the "Ride Schedule", so do have a look and join us if you can.
O\vo~

Thanksgiving

I'd like to go on record right here, right now, to express how very thankful I am to have the ability and the opportunity to regularly pedal my way along the trails we've chosen in the company of so many wonderful friends I am blessed enough to have made. Thank You, one and all, for joining me out there! Have a great holiday!
O\vo~

Photo Gallery

Photos of Recent Recumbent Rides

  • Hawthorne Trail, November 27, 2010
  • Space Coast Invaders, July 24, 2010
  • Patch and Go, May 29, 2010
  • Nature Coast State Trail, March 13, 2010
  • Hawthorne Trail, February 20, 2010
  • Sheila's Birthday, January 24, 2010
  • Withlacoochee Invasion II, November 14, 2009
  • Withlacoochee State Trail, August 8, 2009
  • Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail, August 1, 2009
  • Nature Coast Trail, July 25, 2009
  • Jacksonville-Baldwin Trail, July 11, 2009
  • Lake Beresford Park, July 4, 2009
  • The Legacy Trail, June 20, 2009
  • Watermelon Festival, June 6, 2009
  • Crockett Springs, May 17, 2009
  • Withlacoochee Trail - 3, April 19, 2009
  • Withlacoochee Trail - 2, April 18, 2009
  • Withlacoochee Trail - 1, April 17, 2009
  • Branford Flood, April 11, 2009
  • Hawthorne Trail, April 4, 2009
  • Old Bellamy Road, March 22, 2009
  • Van Fleet State Trail, February 27, 2009
  • Keystone Heights to Gold Head Branch, February 8, 2009
  • Nature Coast State Trail, February 7, 2009
  • Withlacoochee State Trail, January 9, 2009
  • West Orange Trail, January 1, 2009
  • Hawthorne Trail, June 28, 2008
  • O'Leno to Ichetucknee Trail, June 14, 2008
  • Nature Coast, June 7, 2008
  • Fort White to Branford, March 28, 2008
  • Four Freedoms Trail, March 16, 2008
  • West Orange Trail, March 1, 2008
  • Nature Coast State Trail, February 16, 2008
  • Withlacoochee State Trail, February 15, 2008
  • River Road Ride, January 29, 2008
  • Nature Coast State Trail, January 12, 2008


  • Archived Photos of Relic Recumbent Rides

  • Seminole-Wekiva Trail, November 3, 2007
  • Jekyll Island, October 11, 2007
  • West Orange Trail, September 8, 2007
  • Withlacoochee Trail - north, September 3, 2007
  • Withlacoochee Trail - south, September 1, 2007
  • Hawthorne Trail, August 4, 2007
  • St. Marks Trail, July 28, 2007
  • General James A. Van Fleet State Trail, July 21, 2007
  • Jacksonville-Baldwin Trail, July 14, 2007
  • Haile Plantation, July 4, 2007
  • Hawthorne Trail, June 30, 2007
  • Fanning Springs Tee on Nature Coast Trail, June 23, 2007
  • Fort White to Little River Springs, June 16, 2007
  • Nature Coast Trail, June 9, 2007
  • Withlacoochee Trail, May 26, 2007
  • Nature Coast Trail, May 19, 2007
  • Silver Comet Trail, May 10, 2007
  • Chief Ladiga Trail, May 8, 2007
  • Hawthorne Trail, April 21, 2007
  • Avenue of Abandon, April 14, 2007
  • St. Marks Trail, March 30, 2007
  • Jacksonville-Baldwin Trail, March 29, 2007
  • Nature Coast Trail, March 28, 2007
  • Seminole-Wekiva Trail, March 27, 2007
  • West Orange Trail, March 26, 2007
  • Withlacoochee Trail, March 25, 2007
  • Hawthorne Trail, March 24, 2007
  • General James A. Van Fleet State Trail, March 17, 2007
  • Jacksonville-Baldwin Trail, March 10, 2007
  • Hawthorne Trail, February 24, 2007
  • Nature Coast Trail, February 17, 2007
  • Jacksonville-Baldwin Trail, January 13, 2007
  • Nature Coast Trail, January 2, 2007
  • Suwanne River Greenway at Branford, December 31, 2006
  • Jacksonville-Baldwin/O'Leno to Ichetucknee Trail, December 30, 2006
  • West Orange Trail, December 2, 2006
  • Hawthorne Trail, November 25, 2006
  • Nature Coast Trail to Old Town, November 18, 2006
  • Fort White to O'Leno, November 11, 2006
  • Fort White to O'Leno, November 4, 2006
  • Hawthorne Trail, October 29, 2006
  • Nature Coast Trail to Chiefland, October 21, 2006
  • Flagler Beach to Marineland, September 2, 2006
  • Hawthorne Trail, August 19, 2006
  • Nature Coast Trail to Cross City, August 12, 2006
  • Withlacoochee Trail, July 8, 2006
  • Fort White to Ichetucknee, July 1, 2006
  • Hawthorne Trail, February 18, 2006
  • Withlacoochee Trail, January 28, 2006
  • Flagler Beach to Marineland, November 27, 2005
  • Pinellas Trail, March 2, 2005
  • Surprise in Downtown Columbus, GA, the Chattahoochee River Walk, March 2005

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