Sunday, March 16, 2014

Withlacoochee State Bike Trail


THANKS to Dave & Eileen, our genial hosts and first class guides, all our Citrus County adventurers were scheduled for the perfect time and most salubrious weather. For Biking, they chose the Withlacoochee trail, one of Florida's long, smooth Rail/trails. Of course, we rode the premier section South from the quaint town of Floral City. 

Just part of the mural on the Bike Store

The highway noise faded and we found ourselves amid small ranches and lakes with glimpses of beautiful canopied roads.

Canopied roads are tempting...

Following our friends' routine, we laid out a day (and ATE PIE) but we returned to bike the same section on Sunday.  There WAS more traffic, but it was our LAST day. The winds were up and actually turned us around when a blown down tree blocked our path.  That may explain why the traffic was lighter.

Around Floral City, the motorcycles were flooding into The Shamrock for St Patty's festivities. and Aunt Martha was most gentle in breaking the news that the Strawberries were sold out. 

Well, maybe not strawberries...

Amid honey and preserves, boiled peanuts and a free book exchange,  Aunt Martha sells produce with the gentility and grace we should all try to master.

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