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Ice Cream Man Bike Ride ~ Jun 1, 2017

Journal entry by Lenore and Jack Reber



The sun shone, the breeze blew, the blackbirds called and the white and purple flocks nodded as we biked on he east side of the Hudson River. We passed many farms and fields and occasional historic markers related to the Revolutionary War. Jack briefly added some interesting history and refreshed our memories. The two highlights of the trip seemed to be the speedy downhill on Wilbur Rd. and the delicious ice cream. We enjoyed the break off the bikes when we walked to the Battenkill's Dionondahowa Falls, which was a surprise to most of the riders. The finale was the variety of sights neighboring Lock 5 of the Champlain Canal, including the historic Dix pedestrian and bike bridge, Hudson River nature train and playground, the lock itself and the canal towpath which took us back to our cars. Several Easy Riders joined us for this 19 mile excursion, including Bob and Neil, Kathy and Don, Donna and Dana, Donna and Peter, Kathy, Gail, Karen and Leon, Ed, Glen, Shelly

16 photos



Schuyler Canal Park



Jack explaining the General Baum encampment.



Gathering ourselves under two giant oaks after the Wilbur Road down and up.



Lunch



Most prefer eating lunch without their helmets.



Dana is a two-fistedice cream man.



Falls on the Battenkill



A hidden gem



Cranesbills decorating the forest.



I took the photo on the way out to learn the spelling.



Dix bridge crossing back to the west side of the Hudson.



At the Dix Bridge.



At Lock 5, Leon dreaming of being a tugboat captain?



The final mile, along the Champlain Canal towpath.



Soaking up the rays, finally!



Time for a swim?



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