Fast forward to today, knowing that getting new shocks and struts was going to be a two hour wait and we had delightful weather I loaded up my bike with panniers including a laptop, in case it really got long, and set off to explore downtown Brighton.
What a treat! It was early morning cool with much of the town still quiet and sleeping. Working folks had already been off to their commute and the rest of town had yet to become a buzz. I meandered my way into downtown via a back-behind-busy-Grand-River route that I had discovered some years earlier to avoid the traffic congestion along the main thoroughfare and wound my way through tree lined streets with quaint homes and plenty of flowering shrubs and of course ended up by the mill-pond, smack in the center of downtown. Poking around the mill-pond and tridge I found a route that ran just behind all of the businesses all the way back to Belle Tire where my car was. Cool. I knew there were walkways and paths all around the mill-pond but did not know that it ran all the way down Grand River for the entire length of the pond and connecting downtown proper with all the new businesses sprouted up down the Grand River corridor.
Mill-pond and tridge in the distance
|Boardwalk and walkway behind Grand River|
|Brighton has done a fabulous job making a walk-able community |
and connecting businesses with downtown
So before I had done much more exploring the phone rang to let me know my car was ready. Wow, where did that time go? I made my way back to Belle Tire, loaded up and was off to Hudson Mills for a few laps.