Doublegate Albany Winterwood Loop

Urban Neighborhood Ride

Colony Bank Construction at Old Dawson Road and North Point
Colony Bank Construction at Old Dawson Road and North Point
Colony Bank Construction at Old Dawson Road and North Point

Today I decided to ride my bike first thing so that I could beat the thunderstorms that were forecast to start at about 11 AM. I wanted to loop through downtown on one of my old bike commuter routes to the ASU East Campus.

I stopped to watch the construction equipment preparing the site for a new bank. One thing that I like about riding my bike is that I can stop at any point on my journey and watch the scenery. I have passed this site in my truck countless times, but today on my bike I could take the time to watch the tractors moving the dirt.

High Water At Flint River Park

Flint River Front Park High Water Level Broad Bridge
Flint River Front Park High Water Level Broad Bridge
Flint River Front Park High Water Level Broad Bridge
Flint River Front Park High Water Level
Flint River Front Park High Water Level Oglethorpe Bridge
Flint River Front Park High Water Level

Once I arrived downtown at the park, I was surprised to see that the river had risen quite a bit since yesterday. The lower trail along the river bank was completely covered with water and only a few bench tops could be seen in the swirling river. Yesterday I rode my bike under the train trestle with ease, but the path is several feet under water.

Turtle near Ray Charles Statue Downtown Albany
Turtle near Ray Charles Statue Downtown Albany

As I was getting ready to get on my bike to continue my ride, I spotted a turtle on the walkway. I have never spotted a turtle in the park before. I let the turtle alone and continued my ride.

Lonnie Wormley

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