Ride at Rye

On the northern edge of the 320-acre Rye Preserve, I recently rode the singletrack Red Trail, as it turned, dipped and alternated from hard-packed shell to dirt. RyeTrailsMap

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Morning bike ride, with a passenger …

We took a bike ride yesterday through the flat woods at Red Bug, cruising over the pine needles. We brought another passenger along for the trek.Still photo taken on GoPro.

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Gear review: Shine some light on the trail

The best part about the Dorcy 3aa Bicycle Light is the mount. The mount is sure-grip tight . . . I’ve ridden a few miles over rocks and roots, and the handlebar mount and light stayed tightly attached. There is also a quick release that makes it easy to remove the light, which also ingeniously doubles as a flashlight, and quickly re-attach it. DSC_0031

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Morning ride along abandoned rocket plant

We went for a morning ride along the Southern Glades Trail on South Florida Water Management land. For 13 miles, this trail follows the C-111 canal through a quiet wildlife area down to Manatee Bay. DCIM103GOPRO

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Swallow-tailed kites above the trail at Myakka

We started out biking Fox’s High Road through the wide, open pines and scrub, where we saw a pair of swallow-tailed kites soaring above.DCIM103GOPRO

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The meandering trail and the fast singletrack

Two videos from the trail–taken on my early Christmas gift… the GoPro outdoor edition camera. Pretty sweet. This first one is a meandering little ride through the marsh at dusk at Red Bug Slough. Notice in the corner the shadow caught in the dusk light.

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Fishing at Red Bug Slough…

I took my first bike ride this morning at Red Bug Slough Preserve. Biking along the trail leading to the slough from the trailhead, I saw this Osprey flying towards the water at an acute angle. I stopped the bike and through the branches saw the perfect descent, ending in a splash, and the Osprey rising with a fresh catch.

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Yellow-crowned Night-Herons just before rain

Just before the rain came down, this pair of Yellow-crowned Night-Herons flew up from the tall grass at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. 

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Mountain Biking at West Delray Park

One of the Singletrack Wooden Bridges

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The long singletrack, Dyer Park

After I replaced both tire tubes (sharp thorns had punctured both tires during my last ride!) the trusty old Marin was ready to hit the long singletrack at Dyer Park. 

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