Biking the lovely trails of Southern Ontario

my grandsonmThe bike and hiking trails are endless; walks through forests and along the river paths are plentiful. Conservation areas and inner-city parks are within driving distance of anywhere. I love nature and enjoy the serene beauty of the scenery: from simple forest paths to grand mountain trails. (No mountains in our neck of the woods, but I have gone wandering in the mountains in Germany and Austria, and the rolling hills of Scotland.)

My grandson showed me a trail (in Cambridge, Ontario) meandering through forests, over streams on little bridges and going under the largest highway in Ontario (401).  We enjoyed a bike ride along this beautiful, peaceful path. It’s good to get off the beaten track, travel a road less crowded.

My orange folding bike–made in Germany–is so practical, I can fold it in half and throw it in my little blue VW Beetle.

There’s no air fresher than in the forest, the fragrance of cedar and pine is intoxicating!

my orange bikeI’m wearing my pink polka dot capris, very practical for biking. We used to call them pedal-pushers in the 60s because they are perfect for biking; they can’t get caught in the chain when you ride a bike.  I bought two pair, my other ones are gray polka dots.

my orange bike 2

… my boys

my son and grandson

Can you spot the turtle?

turtle

The sky was a magical sight!

clouds

Do you own a bike?

What adventures do you enjoy?

Have a fabulous weekend.

Keep active, be happy!

Stay safe especially if you are going mountain climbing!

carmen

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26 Responses to Biking the lovely trails of Southern Ontario

  1. Bob says:

    Thank you for saying that capris were once called pedal pushers and what the term meant.
    They show up pink on my computer screen…..the polka dots do not show.
    Terrific photo of the sky. We have many print photos of sunsets…first one direction and then the other direction on various beaches …..so many photos of sunsets that for several years we have simply photographed them with our visual senses!

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks for another comment on this post Bob. My capris look pink because the polka dots are teeny tiny white dots. You’re quite right about the sky and sunsets, every day God paints a fresh scene across the horizon and so there must be billions of photos taken since cameras were invented. The real thing is always the best and it’s good to enjoy the moment and be amazed with the wonder of it all.

      The sky’s the limit! 🙂

      ❤ carmen

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  2. I definitely agree, when it comes to the air being freshest in the most untapped locations of human intervention, such as a forest.

    The last time I rode a bike leisurely, I fell over forward, did a front flip and was dragged on the pavement for about 5 seconds. LOL. It hurt like heck and my buds were all laughing. Lol. I still have the mark on by my rear delts, and the accident took place about ten years ago.

    I like riding ATV’s. It is truly something special when you encounter an open road

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    • carmen says:

      Oh my! And you haven’t been back on a bike in ten years? You know what they say when you fall off a horse! But I suppose you traded in your bike for an ATV. I’m sure you enjoy it.

      Stay safe!!

      ❤ carmen

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      • I actually stopped riding bicycles, not due to the accident. I was never in a predicament where riding ever came up. My brother has this beautiful Honda Shadow motorcycle. He sent me a picture and It gives off this Captain America vibe. I love comic books and with the military background, I connected the bike, my brother and Steve Rogers. LoL

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  3. Beautiful places and lovely family! Oh, and you, Carmen… you look great! 🙂

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  4. davisbe says:

    Great pictures. What a beautiful place to go bike riding. Most of my bike riding is done it the Fall. I love riding my mountain bike on the city bike paths and putting on lots of kilometers while I check out the Autumn colours and get some good exercise. Of course, hopping on my one speed fold up bike at the cabin and putt putting my way around can be very relaxing too. I like the one speed bike cuz it puts me in the mind set “I’m not in a rush to get anywhere.”

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you Brian! Hope you’ve had a good summer. I’m sure you have beautiful places to ride and fall is definitely my favourite time to go cycling: with cooler temperatures and autumnal scenery. I agree with your mind set … not in a rush to get anywhere. Let’s enjoy life and appreciate the wonderful world God gave us to enjoy!

      Relax yourself, life is for living!

      ❤ carmen

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  5. Hi Carmen, It was lovely to meet you at the door this evening. It helps making canvasing for the municipal election a positive experience and reminds me of why I do this. I look forward to watching your blog more after the election.

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    • carmen says:

      It was a pleasure to meet you Yvonne! It really is good to meet the person I’m voting for. I have read your pamphlet–I concur completely! I know these are busy days for you and I appreciate you taking time to chat with me.

      Thank you for dropping by twice: at my door and here on my blog. 🙂

      Blessings!

      ❤ carmen

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  6. Maccabros says:

    havent ride this year – its time 🙂

    thank you for following me…

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  7. Bob says:

    I’m sure I know the trail….if so, we have walked it…..a little tense around the 401 with all its traffic as you walk along at the base of the embankment for a short distance.
    In spite of the mystical sky, the trail and the bridge indicate a dry and hence no mud splashing on your fashionable attire.
    Yes, I spotted the turtle.

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    • carmen says:

      Yes, Bob, you know this trail, the part under the 401 has the roar of thunderous trucks and traffic overhead as you pass under, but only a short stretch. The rest of the trail you’d never know you were surrounded by two cities: Kitchener and Cambridge. I stayed dry, made sure not lean too far over the bridge. You spotted the turtle! Ha ha! 🙂

      Hope you are enjoying this sunny, warm day!

      ❤ carmen

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  8. dan says:

    That is a beautiful place for riding a bike! And you could also enjoy the presence of your dears…surely it was a special day!
    Capri pants are perfect for riding, and you are wonderful!
    I had a bike when I was living in the country, but that was some years ago…

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  9. I have loved biking for many years now Carmen, ever since I lived in the Scottish Highlands and used a borrowed bicycle to get some fresh air, exercise and take in the stunning scenery! I had no idea there were folding bikes though! How sweet … I love it! Great post. You look very cute and stylish.

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  10. utesmile says:

    Carmen those pictures are stunning. I love bike riding too, but not in town here , that is a bit suicidal, but as soon as I am in the green co very enjoyable. Also I rode to the Olympic park and t is big and beautiful by bike. It is great to cycle together! Have a lovely weekend !

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you very much dear Ute! I don’t ride my bike in the city, inhaling all that stinky car exhaust is so unhealthy as well as dangerous, some crazy drivers on the road! I prefer bike paths: safer and more fun, especially when out with my grandson.

      Enjoy the weekend!

      ❤ carmen

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  11. Ralph says:

    Hi Carmen 😀 What a lovely day out with your boys ! Have a great weekend. Ralph xox ❤

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  12. What a nifty bike! I never knew such a thing existed.
    I recently had my bike tuned up but I live in a crowded city and don’t enjoy riding in the street. I need to get it out in the country more but that would be about an hour drive.
    Funny, we are from the same era and I owned many peddle pushers but never thought about the name relating to bicycling. How did I miss that???

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks for stopping by Joni, I found a bunch of comments in my SPAM! I have no idea why. I will check there more often.

      I agree, riding on busy streets in the city is not much fun. A folding bike would be perfect for you since you have to drive quite far to go biking.

      Hope you get to ride your bike soon now that it’s all tuned up. 🙂

      ❤ carmen

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