We thoroughly enjoyed riding our road bikes for the first time in a year (since we've been living in Belize that long now) in and around the lovely town of Yellow Springs. The afternoon we arrived, we went out for a short (10-mile) spin into town from the Springs Motel and onto the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail to check it out. The following day, we got going in the morning and spent much of the day riding on the trail south to Xenia and Spring Valley, and later a few miles on the road to John Bryan State Park. Our final stop was at the well-known landmark Young's Dairy for a delicious ice cream reward.
The Little Miami trail is truly a gem! Uncrowded, flat, well-marked, it goes for miles in either direction. And it hooks up to several other trails; one of which allows riding all the way to Cincinnati. In North Carolina, paved bike trails are few and far between, and the ones that are available are short, so this trail was a rare delight. I could hardly believe what a wonderful place to ride it was. And since we'd only been riding beach bikes on a flat island for a year, I especially appreciated the lack of hills. We did hit a couple of climbs when we did a few road miles, but not enough to be a problem. At least our Bike Fridays have plenty of gears!
Cycling is a passion for both Barry and me; Yellow Springs invited us to indulge it.
Click on "Play" in the upper-left of the photo below to start the slideshow. Hope you enjoy the ride as much as we did!
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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