Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Running paths paved at the Rose Garden

I am a bit disappointed that the city decided to pave the cinder path at the Rose Garden. I liked to use the Rose Garden because it is a nice ten minute walk from my house so I could warm up on the way to my run and cool down on the walk home with a nice 1.3 mile run in between on cinders which is nice for my old joints :)
Now there are more people using the paths with bicycles, scooters and it is not very wide so I am thinking this is an accident waiting to happen. I live in the middle of the Lehigh Parkway and the Rose Garden so it's no big deal, I will just walk to the Parkway; I hope they do not pave that trail!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Snake on Bogart's Bridge

Ran the 5k loop in the Lehigh Parkway and while doing my after run stretch another runner pointed out a water snake on the side of the bridge at the entrance. It was about 18" long and had its head up ready to strike. Water snakes are not poisonous but they are aggressive and will bite so be on the look out for these guys!

I rode one of my mountain bikes 7 miles in the rain yesterday, it was at my mother's house and I wanted to bring it home to work on it so I have a back up for running errands and commuting. Riding in the rain is not too bad when the temperature is above 60 degrees or so but it is a little messy with out fenders. I bought the bike, a Specialized Hard Rock at a yard sale for $5 and I want to put new tires, fenders and a rack on it after I strip all the components off the frame and clean and lube it.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Bicycle for errands.

The title of my blog, live better, reveals the true reason I run, bicycle and walk. I really believe in using my time effectively. By using my bicycle to commute to work or pick up something at a store a few miles away I am getting some exercise, saving some air pollution and releasing some stress while enjoying one of my hobbies. As I recover from the half marathon and take care of some of my chores I am getting ready to go on a quick trip to CVS and pick up some pictures of my dad's antique car, can anyone identify it?