Saturday, November 21, 2009
Olentangy Bike Trails and Adrenaline Junkies
This weekend was the perfect time to hit the slopes. I wish I had gone snowboarding. But, since we're in Central Ohio and I won't be out West till late Winter, I thought I would do the next best thing. I grabbed my red iPearl Zumi jacket and laptop and headed to Upper Arlington instead, to meet up with my friends, watch the Ohio State vs Michigan game (we won for the sixth time in a row!) and then go on a long ride down the Olentangy trail.
This trail is breath-taking in the Spring and Summer. However, it felt even more breathtaking this weekend since even though it is the end of November it feels like crisp, sunny Spring. Being on my Ventura felt even better this time around. What I like about the trail is that I get to soak in the green around me, the at-times tummultous water of the little river which accompanies the trail, as well as feed off the energy of the other bikers and runners. My most favorite thing to do on the trail however is to get to the bridge that crosses the 315 highway, ride my Ventura hands-free, look up and let the adrenaline run its natural course. What's underneath me is the highway traffic and cars going an average of 70/75 miles per hour and the river running parallel to the road.
No matter what I'm thinking before I reach this point of the trail, when I ride the bridge, I feel, to quote the Perks of Being a Wallflower, infinite. I am including pictures of the bridge and the trail and, if any of you are fellow adrenaline junkies, do try it. Ergo, the tip of the hat this week goes to the Olentangy Bike Trail for always making me sense of clarity and happiness.