Sunday, May 18, 2008
Fixed and Burley
GPSVisualizer seemed to be down today so today's map is brought to you by USAPhotomaps. Looks like there are some updates to the code I need to download. One thing that I don't like about USAPhotomaps is that I can never get an image with one track using the options. Instead, I have to use a screen print utility to capture the image and save it to disk.
To get an idea of what this rail trail is like, check out this video I found on Google where a mother video taped riding from Cutler's Farm Road to Great Hollow Lake: Riding the Trail. Here is a good description of the trail and how to get there: Housatonic Valley Rail-Trail.
It was a great day to be out riding, temps in the mid 60s, slight breeze, and partly cloudy. Other people through so, too. There was even one family where the father was pulling one child on a trail-bike and the mother had another child in a trailer with a little puppy riding with him. Saw some folding bikes and even a recumbent, three wheeler. For the most part, everyone had helmets on, but there were a few Darwin Award Candidates.
Wolfe Park. Apparently, the lake is stocked with trout and there are quite a few fishermen and women there every day.