Halfway down trail A at Swatara State Park, Matt stopped and pointed out that the fungus growing on a nearby tree was the same color as my florescent orange bike. Naturally, I stopped to take a look and to take a picture (I obviously don't care about Strava segments). Matt was right...it was darn near the same color. I never would ever have believed that florescent orange could be found naturally...but there it was....growing on a tree. That wasn't the last of the orange today. Not too much further up the trail I nearly ran over my new friend....a florescent orange turtle sitting in the middle of the trail. I'm not a biologist by trade (I leave that to Mark). I've no clue what the name of the fungus is or what type of turtle it was that I saw. I just think that it's super cool that, while pedaling among all the huge rocks and trees, I was able to take a moment to brake for a few of the small things. Cool.
|My 2016 Stumpjumper next to the super cool orange fungus growing at the base of a tree in Swatara State Park -- June 6, 2017|
|My orange bike and my orange friend in Swatara State Park -- June 6, 2017|
Life is a journey...not a destination.
David A. Raymond -- June 6, 2017
What are some of the small things you notice when riding? I'd love to hear about them in the comments located at the bottom of this post.
|Dave Raymond, Tim Sindlinger, and Matt Linnane. Circumstances found us riding today in Swatara State Park. We stopped to get a pic at the same spot where Tim and I met Matt nearly 2 years ago -- June 6, 2017|
Here's the GARMIN map and stats from our ride today in Swatara State Park:
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