trek jones beach

Back to Jones Beach for this post. While home this summer I did something that I don’t remember doing while growing up on Long Island: I rode my bicycle along the Wantagh State Parkway to Jones Beach. You can read about the bike path here. It is full of bikers, runners, people on roller blades and walkers. I rode from East Meadow to Seaford where the path begins in Cedar Creek Park. I loved these early morning rides and enjoying a quiet, almost deserted beach. I felt like I had the boardwalk all to myself. I also was able to take more photos of the Jones Beach water tower (images coming soon). Can’t wait to do it again!

january river

january river

I have been enjoying the relatively warmer weather for January in the Chicago area (34 degrees is like a heat wave!) by taking some bike rides along the Illinois River. After being rather inactive, I am looking forward to some more exercise and racking up the miles!