Sunday, October 15, 2017

We find the strangest things on our bike rides

There's so much weird stuff left on the bike paths and roads in Antioch. I Instagram them, but there have been so many lately it seems like a blog post is in order. So here they are.

Someone is leaving these small offering along the trail. Who? Why? No idea. 
Really. Right on the bike path. It was cracked, so I left it.
We often find evidence of gun fire. 
Another mystery offering.
Rabbit funeral?  
Another offering
Offering on a pedestal. 
Batman is dead.

Tricia shot this on her ride out on Empire Mine Road, a closed road. So how did it get there?




Saturday, October 07, 2017

Dogs on the bike path

Fifteen seconds of my bike commute in Antioch made less enjoyable by my irresponsible fellow citizens. More fun (or maybe less) with sound.

I had three encounters like this yesterday. The next was a large off-lease dog that charged me. I got off and put the bike between us until the owner grabbed it. The third was a little yip yip dog at the end of an overly long leash trying to get caught in my spokes. What's with dog owners here?

These creatures are going to hurt themselves or me. I've had two people lose control of their small dogs that ended up under my wheels, nearly taking me down and not making the poor dogs feel any better.

Tip o' the hat to the folks on the trail with who have sweet animals under their control. I'm talking to you, guy with five friendly hounds, and you, old guy with the well behaved sitter.