Saturday morning just proved itself to be a great morning for a longer ride, but I was concerned about overdoing it with too many hills. That’s when the thought of cruising over to Lattimore Park popped into my head, which is a fairly level route with only a few short climbs.
Traffic was a little heavy at first, but then cleared off as I got more out into the country. It’s proving to be “flat critter” time on the roads of central PA: flat ground hogs, flat possums, flat skunks, a concerning number of flat snakes, flat racoons, a flat red fox, and most interestingly, flat birds. Two flat crows, a flat blue jay, and a few flat sparrows. I spared you any pictures, and I’ve perfected holding my breath while riding, given the odor that usually accompanies a flat animal in the mid-summer heat.
When I got over to Lattimore, where I intended to stop and read for a bit, I was greeted by an antique tractor show. It consisted of mostly old guys walking about and communing withe each other, and I’d say 100 or so old tractors, many of which were restored to pristine condition. It was early, and there were still trucks and trailers showing up. Within the crowd were some really old cars, some steam engines, and quite a few oddities like the lawn tractor that had been modified with a pair of car seats so Ma and Pa could cruise around together.
I have to admit that I enjoyed myself walking around snapping pictures. Below are just a few of my favorites.
Distance: 36.6 miles 2014: 335.2