We parked at the Pepper Street lot and started riding back towards Newtown. This was the first time for Katie riding her geared bike and it presented some challenges. She spent most of the time in the easiest gear which forced her to pedal more, getting hotter a lot quickly and tire out quicker. I talked to her about going up and down the gears and to try to coast more and she started to get the hang of it after the second mile.
It was definitely a great day to be out riding. After riding towards the Newtown town line, we turned around early and headed back. She said it was easier for her because we were now going downhill, very gradually of course, but it seemed to make a difference for her. Getting back to the lot, we dropped off the clothes she didn't need and got her Platypus hydration pack. Then we set off towards Wolfe Park. She drank my water bottle nearly dry.
At Wolfe Park we took some pictures of the colorful leaves, another week or two and they will be spectacular. A kind passerby took our picture.
Katie took this wonderful shot of the lake and I can't believe how well she framed the shot.