Philadelphia has a couple of "City to Shore" rides, where you ride your bike essentially from Philadelphia to the Jersey Shore. As it so happens, I am riding a 100 mile route in October as part of the MS City to Shore ride. But there are other ways to bike to the shore. Like hop on your bike and get those wheels turnin'!
Philadelphians often speak of the Delaware River. It's a Philadelphia border, of course they know what it is! But adventures? I am not talking about tall ships or rubber ducks here, Philadelphia. Do you know how long the Delaware River actually is? Wikipedia tells me it is 301 miles long. That’s a lot of miles left unexplored if you only stick to Philadelphia’s portion of the Delaware. I don't blame you, I didn't really start getting out there until last week. But I do have two activities for you to try if you want to branch out river puns!
In the nature of finally getting out there and doing what makes me happy, I've got a hike for you as well as a bike. How exciting, no?
I am digging my bicycle right now. Like, a lot. It is such a good feeling to be out on the roads with the sun warming your skin. I can bike by myself and be perfectly content, but biking with friends is pretty fantastic too. I can talk about leaving Philadelphia all I want, but one thing I LOVE about the city is how easy it is to find people to ride bikes with. As long as you put yourself out there, I think you can find somebody you like to ride with. Sounds great, right?
Now add drinking beer and eating lunch to the mix and you have an even better time. I know, a lot of other places in the United States seemingly have more accessible options for outdoorsing and beering. But Philly can hold its own when it comes to biking and beer!
As I ease myself in to this blog and try to figure out what I want to talk about/how I want to talk about it, my posts are going to be a bit all over the place! But let's put aside the money stress and planning for today. And let me tell you about a time that I actually chased my sunshine. I think that's very appropriate. I could talk for HOURS about my trip to San Francisco last summer. And I do, frequently.
So I've figured out that I love the outdoors. Maybe you have too! I've taken the leap to learn as much as I possibly can about all outdoor activities (although, if you read further, I just broke one of my rules). That's how this blog was born! Maybe you've decided this is something that tickles your fancy too. Here's what you don't do: look at blogs/Instagram/Twitter endlessly and wish you were as great as these people and whoa I will never be able to do that and I don't have any of that gear so why am I even attempting this what if I hate camping after all and why can't I breathe anymore?
Writing this run-on sentence killed a little part of me, but was necessary to make a point.