The High Trestle Trail is one of my favorite trails to ride. However, weekends usually result in it being too busy for my taste. I took a gamble on gloomy weather keeping most folks away and chose this trail to kick off participating in another 30 Days of Biking. It had been a while since I rode here and I discovered some new features along the trail.
Leaving Woodward I noted the new sharing library in the design of a train car. The majority of free libraries I come upon have mostly children's books but this had a good variety.
Reaching the bridge I had it all to myself for a while. One of the perks of being out on a gloomy morning. I heard geese, chorus frogs, and even a pheasant. Remembering I had binoculars with me I tried to spot him, but didn't have any luck.
Approaching Madrid I couldn't miss seeing the new "on/off ramp" providing an additional way to get from the trail to local businesses. Outside Flat Tire Lounge, I noticed their own sign pointing the direction and mileage to typical trail stops.
Greg over at Gravelo has been working on what he's calling a renegade project contributing a bench to the trail. I was excited to find it. Made with former railroad materials It's coming along nicely. It's pretty cool to see people leaving something behind along the trail and it not being trash.
The Ballard Bombers were playing the Valley Tigers at the ballfield when I arrived at Earl Grimm Park. I watched the game for a while and ate the sandwich I had brought along. Can't beat a Saturday that includes bike riding, baseball, and new discoveries.