It was (no joke) 77F today.

Since the Trek is still kaputt (waiting for new tires), I took the Diamondback and drove out to Shippensburg to have a ride on the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail.

I had never been on this trail before, so it was interesting. The first 5 miles is standard nice crushed limestone rail-trail. The rest is pretty much bare railroad ballast (big-ass goonie stones).

I had to let some air out of the tires for that part.

I took a lot of pictures. In the interest of saving bandwidth, I’ve placed them ‘below the fold’, so you’ll have to click the “more” link to see them.

Here’s the industry standard motion-blur ‘action’ shot :-)

Obligatory motion blur shot

Here’s a farm. There are lots of farms out here.

Those orange things are pumpkins.

The pumpkin patch

The official rules.

The official CVRT sign

My bicycle.

My trusty steed

No idea what this is, but it looked cool.

I don't know what this is, but it looks cool.

This is where the trail starts to get rough.

The Trail

See, that’s just railroad ballast under the leaves.

The trail

They’re working on it though.

This part of the trail is under construction

A farm.

A farm.  Those are cows in the background

It is really hard to take pictures of flying birds. I think this is a hawk?

A Hawk, I think

Leaves are pretty.


I thought this pile of rocks was cool.

An interesting pile of rocks

Another shot of the trail

The Trail

This reminded me of the default wallpaper in WindowsXP

Pretty, no?