Sunday, February 3, 2013
the winter world is waking up, folks. yes, the natural world is singing and i right along with it. it wasn't enough that i bought happy yellow flowers on an impulse-crave...my biker chick friend and i got our wheels out to chase the sun in february no less and discovered the banks-vernonia trail. this is 21 miles of lovely that started in the 1920's as the railroad delivering lumber to portland. in 1960, it became an excursion train route and the state began the purchasing process in 1974 which would lead to trail building in 1991. now the b-v trail boasts 13 bridges and an 80-foot high, 700-foot long trestle for sightseeing by bikers and pedestrians (equine trail separate). we did 20 miles yesterday (10 in and back) and would love to try the whole 42 soon.
www.lifeedited.com to biking books by elly blue. and the great thing is, minimalist/simplicity (word variations on a theme) doesn't mean giving up the things you love (note i purposefully didn't use the word asceticism). if you are a chef, put your resources into kitchen tools...if it's kayaking you love, make a place to store the boats...artist? turn a room or corner of your home into a creative space. like spokes on the wheel, life choices coming from the center value hub can help propel you forward with new and exciting momentum whatever your style!