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.

3 comments:

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!!