Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Scenic Diversions

Having the cx bike allows me to enjoy some scenic diversions from the paved bike routes like this short path to an overlook.

There is a little bridge over a deep, wave cut crevasse.

You get a great view of a beach from an outcropping of conglomerate rock.

X6 seemed to like the view too ;)

It's funny, from having the cx bike I've gotten used to just turning off the pavement on a whim and I did that last weekend...and then remembered I was on my road bike! Fortunately, I pedaled right across the stretch of grass and gravel, but I'll try not to do that to my skinny tires again.


suitcaseofcourage said...

That crevass is AMAZING! Must see it next time we're together (though I may have to bring the MTB rather than the road bike!)

Christina said...

wow, what gorgeous photos!! it's so nice to be able to cycle in such places isn't it ;)

I've just road bike today, so thanks a lot for your advice. :) It came with SPD pedals, so I guess I'll be falling off a lot. Have you used pedals like this, and if so, how are they in action? I was a bit sad this evening and sat on the bike in the lounge with DH holding it practising clipping in and out of the pedals. I haven't got any photos yet, but here's a link to the bike on the specialized site:- http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=34177

Guess what I'll be doing tomorrow, if the severe rain and wind go away???

Christina said...

oooops, sorry for typos and long post!!! meant to say, I bought a bike today!!