Archive for November, 2010

Moonrise on the Silver Comet Trail

Cleaning the trail, heading back to Cedartown late Saturday evening, I enjoyed watching this beautiful full moon rising.

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Moonrise on the Silver Comet Trail

Moonrise on the Silver Comet Trail

a cleaner place

I don’t know that I’ve left the trail a better place, but certainly cleaner.

I ran the trail blower from dawn to dusk today.  Unfortunately my Garmin 305 locked-up today so I don’t know how many miles of trail I cleaned, but I’d guesstimate at least 35 miles.

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Silver Comet Trail

Silver Comet Trail

The trail blower really does an amazing job at cleaning the trial.

Here it is with it’s new winterizing accessories.

Trail blower with witerizing accessories.

Trail blower with winterizing accessories.

Trail blower with windshield and lights; rigged for winter running.

I don’t know what they call this location west of Landfill Hill, but it is a scenic stop with a panoramic view and some Fall color.

Panoramic view and Fall colors.

Panoramic view and Fall colors.

Winterizing the Trail Blower

Jim Brannan has added lights and a windshield to the trail blower.  I’ve run at night before when we did the GRITS Ladiga ride, but the blower blocks most of the light coming from the standard headlights.   I asked Jim if he could add some headlights.  So he fished through his collection of motorcycle goodies and came up with two halogen headlights, a side light to illuminate the left side and a windshield to reduce the effects of those early morning pre-dawn temps.

Thanks Jim, after the freezing rain two weeks ago, the wind screen will be a big help.

Photo taken this evening at the Hiram trail head on the Silver Comet Trail.  (click image to enlarge)

Winter accessories for the trail blower.

Winter accessories for the trail blower.