Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bikes and Sights: The City of Peterborough

“The advantages? Exercise, no parking problems, gas prices, it’s fun. An automobile is expensive. 
You have to find a place to park and it’s not fun. So why not ride a bicycle? I recommend it.”
- Stephen G. Breyer -

I recommend riding a bike, too, and I am really looking forward to getting back on one as soon as I possibly can. There are so many adventures waiting! In the meantime, there are photos of biking days gone by to keep me going.

The photos below were taken the end of August in Peterborough, a city about 185.7 km (115 miles) away. We’d been there before, but this was the first time we biked the area. Need I say that we had a great time?


Like many areas in Ontario there is water, water everywhere...



...and lots of beautiful greenery.




Mysteries sightings...


...and exciting discoveries!



Old railroad tracks that are fun to photograph...


...and many bridges to ride through.




Peterborough has its own University (Trent)...


...and its fair share of graffiti artists.



And make sure to stick around until the sun starts going down to enjoy the spectacular views...




...that get better and better as the clock keeps ticking.




Peterborough is full of surprises. You just never know what you'll find as you ride along...

Have I mentioned how much I love firemen?

Thanks for coming along on this adventure. Happy Thursday, everyone!

42 comments:

  1. Good mornin' to ya. Just let the dogs out to pee. Today I am grateful that I don't have to pee in the snow. Anyway, great photos and by say what ....? Late May, the snow might be melted?

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    1. Yes, MIGHT be melted by late May! :) Good morning, Wonder Woman... Enjoying a coffee as I read blogs. I hope you have a kick-ass day.

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    2. I did, I'm done now. Just did a second post and then I'm headed to
      blast music and clear down for the day. How'd your day go?

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    3. Super easy today. All my cooking was done yesterday. Just heating up food as I type, and then we'll sit and eat. After supper my daughter and I are headed to the mall. She needs a couple of things and I need some air. Win-win situation :)

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    4. Very nice. Hope the air wasn't too cold.

      I thought I would head out tonight but then I found
      my robe and that pretty much ended that.

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    5. Just got back with her. Stopped to have a coffee together, too. Holy moly...so friggin' cold out!

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  2. Hey Girl, you know I'm with you in thought, not quite on a bicycle, I fall off things, like horses, bicycle even walking...lol my legs sometimes give out, stupid or what once looking at flowers and out of nowhere i fell, and this lovely lovely 70 year old lady helped me get up , oh hell!, some of the medication i have to take makes me sometimes uncoordinated, but not in the car, so usually I take my car to the place I want to see usually the river, park the car and walk and If I should fall, I love falling in the sand lol I love all your photos, always sweety

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    1. Just make sure you're careful, Lorraine! You don't want to hurt yourself if you have a really bad fall! And if taking the car is better, that's the way to go.

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  3. Love the old bridges and railroad tracks! It's beautiful to see all things green--makes me miss summer!

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    1. I know what you mean, Bethany! I look forward to all that green coming back.

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  4. I can't wait to get out biking again ...
    Loved all these shots , Martha and that last one is adorable ...
    Peterborough is a beautiful city ...

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    1. And you'll enjoy it just as much as I do! There is so much to see and do when riding a bike. Can't wait...

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  5. These are great photos of a very interesting and beautiful city, Martha!
    every time I see you guys on bikes, it makes me want to get a couple of bikes again.....the ONLY way to see the world!!

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    1. Stop yapping about it and do it, Jim! Just do it :)

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  6. So pretty! I loved the picture of the trees around the lake (or whatever that body of water was). Gorgeous area to go biking in! Good to look back at pictures like this and remember that one day hopefully soon you'll be able to get back on your bike and let the adventures begin!

    betty

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    1. We're fortunate to have so many areas nearby to explore. I can't wait to get back to that. I love being outdoors and winter really takes a toll on me. Soon, SOON!

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  7. I haven't been there in years we used to have friends up that way but they are now down this way lol ! Wonderful photos . I used to be a biker and was in a bike club when I was younger I loved it but had to stop for a bit as I had knee problems but am getting back on a bike again this summer and I am soo thrilled I love bike riding . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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    1. Oh, that is wonderful, Country Gal! You'll love it. And perhaps you'll take a camera along and share your adventures with us. That'll be really cool.

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  8. Nice pictures. I miss my bike.

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    1. I miss mine, too. Poor thing is freezing its tires off in the (unheated) garage.

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  9. Thanks for the tour, I've never been up there.

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    1. It's a nice place to spend the day. It's a bit of a drive, so we don't go there too often.

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  10. Got "the hots" for firefighters, eh? Well, SOMEONE had to make that pun.

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    1. You bet someone had to. And I can always count on you, Debra! :)

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  11. Your hubs is a good sport to photograph you kissing the fireman. They are loveable guys.
    Your photos are gorgeous, and they motivate me further to purchase a bicycle...some day.

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    1. Yeah, hubs is a pretty good sport with statues. Not sure he'd feel the same with a real fireman though :)

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  12. I sure hope hubby is around the corner, down the lane somewhere so he doesn't see your unsavoury display of liplock with a bronze statue! Oh heck, go for it!!!

    Bikes and trails, really you have it made!!
    Thanks so much!
    Ron

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    1. Love it. Give me a bike, a camera and places to explore and photograph, and I'm good to go. Nice weather wouldn't hurt either. It feels like the Arctic around here lately. Sooooo cold!

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  13. YOU're right, we can start thinking about bike riding. Maybe I'll get a few rides in in March this year.

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    1. I'm hoping for the same! Perhaps March will be a really nice month. It's been known to happen! Fingers crossed...

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  14. That 2nd bridge looks very similar to a local one

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    1. Perhaps they were both built around the same time.

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  15. Ooohhhh.....I love fireman too! :) Thanks for the virtual tour. Nice pic of the railroad tracks.

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    1. What's there not to love about them, Linda? :) Thanks for coming along on this adventure!

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  16. Those are some amazing places to bike through! Wonderful pictures! :) I so cannot wait for the weather to get warmer and to go on bike trips with my husband :) :) Spring, you need to come soon! (And bring my husband over ;)

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    1. You bet, Beate! Let's all think that way and persuade spring to arrive early. I hope your hubby arrives very soon. You must miss each other horribly!

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  17. It's nice to remember what life was like before winter!

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    1. Oh my gosh, yes. It won't be much longer. We are closer to spring than winter now.

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  18. Hi Marta!! I love those railroad track shots!!

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    1. Thanks, Keith. I love these old railroads. They are so much fun to photograph.

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  19. Beautiful photos, Martha! The second to last, reflective one is fabulous! I'm enjoying your rides vicariously! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Louise. I took enough photos last summer to last throughout the winter. By the time I'm done sharing, I'll start taking new biking adventure shots. Can't wait!

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