Sunday, July 13, 2014

Bike Trail

There was a time...
This is a piece of the Back Cove bike trail. You can jump on it many places. For example, you can park your vehicle just off Marginal Way and take a spin around Baxter Boulevard, over Tukey's Bridge,  along the Waste Treatment Plant, down a slight hill, and enjoy the view of open water to your left. You traverse this quarter mile stretch to East End Beach and the then it is a straight-a-way to the Old Port, with stunning views of forts, lighthouses, islands, the Portland Yacht Club and Maine's Narrow Gauge Railroad train and museum.
All these views are free, except the train ride and museum.
What a deal!
Lunch in the Old Port!
Shopping!
Sightseeing!
Downside for some?
You need to pedal back to your car.
Boo hoo!

My J.C. Higgins, with silver fenders, would have made this trip in no time!

18 comments:

  1. I love bike trails. But I don't have a bike.

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  2. We could use more bike paths like this in the city. Sounds like a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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  3. That's always the problem... getting back :)

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  4. I like bike trails, but our cyclists prefer the sidewalks...

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    1. I say steer clear of sidewalks and stay on BIKE lanes, thank you. Lots around here go anywhere they like. I had one, a couple of years ago pounding on my SUV. Sheeeesh! Share the roadways goes both ways.

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  5. There seem to be more & more of these trails springing up. That sounds like a great ride!

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    1. Bike paths or bike idiots? heheheheheyehe

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  6. I'm always encouraged whenever localities sponsor paths like this.

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  7. A lovely bike path, Birdman! We have plenty of them here as well.

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  8. I love bike trails and I have several bikes and I got my fourth flat tire with my new bike today.

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  9. This looks like a very nice ride (though I'm a walker). Portland's a very nice city with lots to see. Riding or walking are good ways to bring it into view - and scale.

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  10. Looks alluring enough to get on the bike and pedal away!!

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  11. Nice bike path. Wish we had some like that here.

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  12. Looks like a great place to pedal along . . . I take it that YOU have traversed these lanes, mm?

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  13. Wonderful. I remember crossing the old Million Dollar Bridge from Portland on my bike. Yikes! I much prefer these paths!

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