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Photo blog: cycling in Austin! (repost)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I'm reposting this photo blog with the photos right side up this time. (Yes, I am a perfectionist at times!)

I rented a bicycle from Barton Springs Bike Rental for $7.50 an hour. I ended up biking for 49 minutes, so for me this was a sweet deal! The bike rental guys were very nice and helpful, and gave me this map of the possible trails near the lake, which I kept as a souvenir and a reminder that I really did it!



Disturbingly, they did tell me though that "helmets are optional." Not for this lady, they aren't! So I strapped on a lovely mint green model and was on my way!



The path was mostly tree-lined and gorgeous, so even though it was midday, I felt cool for the first half of the trip. I also got to cross a couple bridges, one of which was shaded by the underpass. Ah, shade!





I made it all the way around the smallest loop trail, 3.47 miles. Back at the shop, I had the guy take the requisite "photo op" shots:



Oops, I was kind of slouching in that one. Oh well. Still awesome!!!

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WALKINGIRL5 9/23/2013 6:45PM

    thanks for the photos - great to see where people rike , run , walk

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FRIDA11 9/18/2013 1:25PM

    Yes - It is nice bicycling.
I come from Denmark. Here are no mountains so the most of the people here has bicycles.
Nice ride you got. Hope you got inspired. emoticon

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ALICEART2010 9/17/2013 6:25PM

    I LOVE Austin!!! Luckily, it's only a couple hours from where I live. Have fun!

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