Sights Along The Biking Trails


Since the birds aren’t cooperating with any photo shoots on the biking trails (who can blame them when two bikes are headed right at them!), I’ll share a few photos I’ve stopped to capture in the last two months.



We all know those birds are hiding from me in those photos.Β  πŸ˜‰


57 thoughts on “Sights Along The Biking Trails

  1. Fascinated me all these photographs… especially the tree… amazing. Thank you der Donna, Love, nia

  2. Such a nice bike path. I have been looking for birds among your pictures, in the air and in the water. Unfortunately with the same results as for you, nothing. Roots in B&W, magic!

    • Thank you, Hans! I saw the birds teasing me out of the corner of my eye…. hee hee Even the dragonflies didn’t want to cooperate, lol. That tree root system fascinated me every time I rode by it. I processed in color (always my tendency), but this one I really thought could work in B&W and I was much more pleased with it than the color. I like dabbling with B&W too like you! πŸ™‚

    • This double-track RR bridge is located in Decatur, IN, and crosses the St Mary’s River. The first track bridge was built in 1863-64 and the second in 1912. The bridges are hot-riveted. The rail line was Chicago and Atlantic, but was known as the Erie, and the bridge was so named. The railroad was last used in 1974. The one track was included and built upon as part of the Riverway Trail for hiking and biking. It’s pretty, and would be awesome to photograph in the right lighting/right time of day. I only got to take about a dozen photos mid-day and hopped back on my bike to catch up with my husband. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Jane, I too have that curiosity of wanting to find where they lead. πŸ™‚ We’ve biked on mostly full-sun trails, but this one here in Decatur is mostly through shaded trees and was awesome with the hot low 90’s temps. Oh those roots, I had my eye on them every time I passed!

    • It is, Tom, I know you would enjoy the two trails we’ve been riding. The one you’d love is about 30 miles long one way, following the river. I made it about 12 miles (six and turned around). πŸ™‚ Pretty good for me, I had a total knee replacement three years ago. My new e-bike has been life changing for me and my knee.

  3. Does the e-bike make noise? I wouldn’t think so if it’s electric, but wondered what might have scared the birds off. What a great place to bike though. What a wonderful option to have with a bum knee! πŸ˜‰

    • It makes a small noise but not really. The birds get scared off from Rick & I coming at them, Rick usually ahead & more faster. He’s not ‘looking’ like I am, and of course scares them. πŸ˜‰ So biking is for us biking together, and we (I) will go birding other ways (my car or golf cart). Going to try while biking, though!!

      • Made me smile. Eric has had to teach and remind me about moving slower to avoid scaring the birds off! πŸ˜‰ I don’t always remember either.

  4. So nice trails for biking. I was just wondering where do you keep your camera while biking. The lake Kekioga with pier photo is awesome! From your photos I can see that you have nice summer, sunny and warm 😊 Take care!

    • It’s hot where we’re at right now, so the shaded bike trails are wonderful! I bought the saddlebags for the back of my bike for my cameras. For a long while, I haven’t carried my cameras, I’ve been a bit apprehensive, what if I crashed/fell? 😲 I’m getting more comfortable now. Bigger issue is getting my husband to stop, he wants to keep going! πŸ˜‰

      • Sorry now I am laughing loud πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I know that feeling as before mr H my ex-husband where kilometers away as I just wanted to photograph something interesting 😊. Saddlebags are good idea! I haven’t dare to bike with camera as I have thought there is a risk if the camera is hanging in my shoulder even I have that kind of shoulder strip for the camera. Have to buy those bags! Thanks for a tip, again πŸ‘

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