Thursday, April 15, 2010

Frick, Frick, Frick!

Today was a lovely day in Pittsburgh. We had sunshine and temperature close to 80 degrees!!!! With all of the trees and flowers blooming, it was perfect cycling weather! The original plan was to drive out to the Butler-Freeport Community trail (a 16-mile trail just North of Pittsburgh) but I had car trouble :-( . Well not really trouble but one of my rear windows would not go back up so I had to go to a shop to get a temporary duck-tape fix until next week. Anywho, the time wasted made me not want to drive so I just went down the road to Frick Park. All in all I did a total of 7.69 miles. Given the humidity and heat, it is probably a good idea I didn't attempt the 32 mile excursion I originally intended.

Sadly, however, some of the trails in Frick were closed, making navigation a little difficult since I'm not completely familiar with the trails yet. I should probably find a map of some sorts. I saw a girl running with the cutest dog ever. While I was taking a water break, he just walked up, sat, and looked at me for like 30 sec. I had to tell him "Hi" for him to move lol.

The weather will be rainy and cold for the weekend :0( so no biking for me. Hmm, maybe next time Butler Trail. We'll see...

Ride Length: 7.69 miles


  1. haha, I know what was going thru the dogs mind =)

  2. Hey - if you ever want to hit the Butler-Freeport Trail, reply here and I will send my contact info privately. I also have a bike enthusiast significant other - my husband is an ex-professional road racer. You story reads scarily similar to mine - first "adult" bike was a Schwinn, next bike was a Trek 7.3 fx WSD (love that bike - still ride it from time to time!), and now I have a motobecane road bicycle and a GT MTB. We should meet up! I'd love to ride with another chick!!

  3. MMercer27, I just noticed your message. If you are still interested, let me know. Send me an email!!! :-)

  4. Ah, what is your e-mail, i can't seem to find it?! My husband and I did Freeport to about 4 miles from Butler a few weeks ago. we stopped there as the last little bit of the trail to Butler is still quite rocky, with big, angular rocks. we rode the last few miles last year and it was kinda annoying; very jarring. anyway, i'm still totally interested! There are so many miles or rails-to-trails in western PA. it's so much fun!