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Tybee: Take Two!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Well I suppose most of you could have predicted that tethering myself to stop-n-go downtown traffic was something I wouldn't tolerate without SOME time out on the open road!

So I set out this morning for Tybee Island!

It was great to see the Savannah Lowlands up close and personal...long stretches of waterways and marshy tall grass from which the herons leap and take flight! It was a gray, overcast morning, but no rain as had been predicted.

Pedaling 20+ miles on this single speed wonder had my legs just a-whizzing...lol! I felt a teensy bit foolish for tackling such a thing, but O the RELIEF of getting my Open Road FIX! :-)

Although it hadn't rained overnight there were a few large puddles here and there which put a nice, fenderless black stripe up my back...but heck when you're biking the breeze dries you off pretty quickly!

An annoyance: found a LARGE puddle, however beside it was a sidewalk which was high enough to be dry. Cool! Just hop up on the sidewalk...cruising along when a big SEMI comes along and WHOOSH! Douses me a good one! Back to the mobile clothes-drying business...! :-)

I made the mistake of taking a diversion down to River Street to see the ferries and tugboats. Mistake because of the cobblestone / brick streets rattling my brains out. Double mistake as I had attempted to move to a paved portion of the street but made the poor decision to cross the old-time trolley tracks which had other plans for my tires and promptly dumped me on the street...oof! Lumps, bumps, road rash and damaged pride, but otherwise no worse for wear. Got back on the bike later today and had to smile as although I'm a bit sore walking, getting in & out of cars...on the bike? No pain whatsoever...lol! Anyhow...this is only my 2nd tumble since reclaiming bicycling over the past few years...not TOO shabby considering the miles I must be racking up! Cruised a bit around town taking in all the old historic homes, church's and establishments...really quite the amazing city, Savannah, just filled with parks and squares and dripping, oozing history everywhere one turns!

Tomorrow we set sail and are northward bound!

Catch up with pics when I can!

Don

PS...belatedly adding this neat video shared on YouTube:

Thoughts On My Bike

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 11/5/2010 12:33PM

    oh man. They had single speed bikes available at the condo I rented on Hilton Head one year with my sister and her husband. I hated those bikes.

I honestly think the worst part was the pedal brakes. It felt just so unsafe to me. And the fact that I didn't have a helmet on because they didn't come with them.

Stuff like that is enough to make me consider investing in a folding bike!

LOL

Glad to hear you're enjoying yourself. I've read about Tybee Island. The culture etc. in that area is fascinating.

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CHANGE4FIT 11/4/2010 11:22PM

    Safe travels and hope your bike adventure injuries heal quickly. Sounds like you won't let them hold you back!

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JCORYCMA 11/4/2010 2:51PM

    My sister used to live on Tybee Island back in the 70's. I visited her and found it beautiful as was Savannah! I bet if I went there now, I would recognize it. Thanks as always for a wonderful blog!

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JESPAH 11/4/2010 6:48AM

    Ouch, my padding hurts just thinkin' about it.

Yer a bike-ridin' foo'!

Which is verra lovable. :)

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L*I*T*A* 11/3/2010 11:27PM

    love your adventures on your bike!!!
thanks for sharing...........
blessings and hugs..........lita

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VALERIEMAHA 11/3/2010 9:35PM

    Like we say here, Don...you're too much for JEEEEEEEEE-sus! And that's the gospel truth!!!
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DAYHIKER 11/3/2010 8:52PM

    Oh, wow! What an adventure! I had to laugh at the truck splash after your careful avoidance of the giant puddle! Isn't that always the way it goes! Glad you were able to get your open road fix!!

Happy trails SparkFriend!
Cindy

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OUTDOORGIRL69 11/3/2010 8:42PM

    Don

Sure sounds like you had a great time even with all the mishaps. Love reading your Blogs every day.

Ida

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