|barge on C & O Canal Towpath trail in Maryland|
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
I've always said that bike travel is the best way to really see the land, no matter where that land happens to be. Now I've found another blog that proves that.
It's called Going Slowly and it chronicles the adventures of Tyler and Tara as they venture around the world on their bikes. In the process, they are taking some incredible photos and writing beautiful journal entries. I wish I was still teaching so I could show this blog to my students as an example of how to have fun with writing while doing something you love. Ya gotta love the new writing opportunities that the internet has spawned.
Anyway, Tara was nice enough to send me some links to particular journal/blog entries that dealt with trails and/or bikeways. One of them entitled "The Canal" is set in Germany, but looks like an extremely lush version of the C & O Canal Towpath in Maryland.
Another entry, entitled "Altmuhltal Cycle Route," is also set in Germany and contains some beautiful photos of the forest, meadows, and miniature wildlife near the path. That cycle route is definitely on my bucket list of future rides. It's all I can do to stick with my itinerary of finding the 50 best bike trails in the U.S. Each time I see a blog like Going Slowly, I want to venture into Europe and beyond. (I must be strong. Only 23 trails to go.)
Anyway, a big thanks and shout-out to Tara and Tyler, wherever you are. Keep up the great riding, writing, photography, and bike blogging.