Thanksgiving Continued

Sheila, Larry, John, Jeanne, Deanne and I continued to share in the enjoyment of the cool, fresh air waiting for us in Trenton this morning. Lots of different birds were coming and going at the trailhead. Once we were underway and, as the asphalt
warmed, grasshoppers began to leap into our path, sometimes hitching a brief ride.
We rolled out just beyond Old Town before doubling back to visit "Fort Fanning" and the wayside park across the highway in Fanning Springs.
Upon our return to Trenton we had a very nice lunch at the Suwannee Rose Cafe which is right next to the trailhead.
Another great day on the Nature Coast State Trail.


Deanne and I enjoyed what seemed to be the perfect combination of light wind, moderate temperature, and bright sunshine today as we rolled west on the O'Leno to Ichetucknee Trail to the Suwannee River Greenway at Branford. We didn't take in Branford or the Suwannee River, but rather took the new spur to the south along US 129 down to William Guy Lemmon Memorial Park and looped back around to the trail with the hope of spotting a fox squirrel.
Luck was shining brightly today. We saw THREE fox squirrels at three separate locations all within a single mile. Well worth the 30 mile ride.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Don't forget to check our ride schedule link over on the right. We'll look forward to seeing you Friday morning in Trenton.

Gainesville Hawthorne State Trail

There seemed to be no break looming in the cool, windy, overcast day so I struck out on my own to ride the Hawthorne Trail. My late start insured that, for the most part, I saw only oncoming traffic and essentially had the trail to myself on the return to Gainesville. Still beats not riding.

St. Marks

Joe McCormick joined Colleen & Charlie Weill and me in St. Marks for a ride up the Tallahassee St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail on Saturday morning. Joe guided us on a real nice little tour of greater St. Marks before we headed north to Capital Circle. This trail could easily qualify as the friendliest in the state in terms of trailside restrooms per mile pedaled!

Another perfect weather day polished off with lunch on the St. Marks River at the Riverside Cafe after the ride.

Four Freedoms Trail

Colleen & Charlie wanted to see more of northern Florida so we met in Madison at the Four Freedoms Park and rode the Four Freedoms Trail up through Pinetta to the Withlacoochee River. Joe McCormick and Rachel Cornett joined us for the jaunt and we all enjoyed absolutely perfect weather. Greeted by the very friendly folk at the fire station and the polling place next door, we enjoyed a brief rest in quaint, downtown Pinetta before rolling on toward the Georgia line.