It's a new year and time once again to give a new look to this blog. New graphics and colors. Same bike writer!

This blog is created not only to track my own progress on my biking journey but it is intended to also assist others who have either osteo or rheumatoid arthritis or both like I do. I hope as you read about the progress I have made that it gives you inspiration and hope that you can overcome the dibilitating effects of these conditions.

If your doctor agrees that you should be capable of expanding your limits read on and don't be afraid, just listen to your body and give it challenges. Biking is a great non-impact form of exercise and greatly enhances flexibility and range of motion.

It's not a substitute for Doctor visits, taking your meds or otherwise getting off your health plan but it auguments what your Doctor does for you and can give you a better quality of life. Go for it!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Blazing New Trails

Ever since I rode the upper section of the Border to Border (B2B) trail in Washtenaw County from Bandemere Park to St. Jos I've been itching to explore the ride further along. This evening I parked at St. Jos, unloaded my bike and off I went on a new adventure to parts unknown.

This segment winds through the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Campus which is lovely, and past Eastern Michigan University (EMU) football fields, Convocation Center, down around campus with a short jaunt through a wooded section and into Ypsilanti at Frog Island Park and Riverside Park. The parks are home to historic features, there is the old depot town which is used for the current Farmer's Market, an open air amphitheatre, a tridge over the river, picnic areas and a riverwalk. The trail winds around various areas of the park, along side the Huron River and it'sall very scenic, beautiful and pastoral.

The parks are at a lower river level than the downtown area which is really quite bustling with activity. There are stair cases that lead up to the street level. There are plenty of old historic buildings with beautiful architecture, pubs and outdoor cafes.

Since this was an evening ride I didn't do any exploring around the town but on a weekend it would be a great place to shop and have some lunch before the trip home. Photos were taken at various points along the way. Mileage for the day was 12.12 miles, just under 10 of which came from this outing the rest was my commute and a short trip to the market

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