Day 6: Trail Ride from York to Hunt Valley, MD
(Paul, Jane, Tim)
Pretty much the entire day I was riding on the trail. When I was parking my bike to take a photo, the bike fell over and the clip for the GPS case broke. Luckily, today was just riding on the trail, GPS wasn’t needed much. I went to the bike shop in New Freedom, a town along the trail, but they didn’t have any cases left. I ate lunch in the town in a restaurant called Paesano’s and had some chicken wings with mango habanero sauce. They were pretty good.
I saw some pretty cool things such as a Gnome Hill made of garden gnomes that someone had collected. The scenery on the trail was nice and I had a relaxed ride. It was a little chilly though, in the low 40’s. Nonetheless, the cold temperature didn’t make me sweat and I was able to do a little over 42 miles today.
(Road side sculptures)
At the end of the trail is Hunt Valley/Ashland/Cockeysville. I ate some fake Double Cooked Pork at a Chinese takeout restaurant. It was not what I expected the dish to be at all. I found a bike shop on my phone and it was 1.3 miles away on a main road. I had to walk my bike on the skinny sidewalk that sometimes became nonexistent. The bike shop is called Bicycle Connection. I picked out a suitable case for about $32. When I was attaching the case on my bike, I cut my finger somehow when I was folding the pocket knife. Glad I had prepared a first aid kit and band-aid myself.
From the bike shop I walked my bike back. I decided to try out my luck by asking the fire department if I can camp out at the fire station in Hunt Valley. The station is actually called Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company. The chief said yes so I set up my tent behind the building.
(Behind the fire station. First time camping)
It drizzled a little and it’s a bit windy. The temperature tonight will drop to the mid 30’s. I plan to sleep with my clothes on so I don’t catch a cold. It’s only a little past 8:15 PM. I’ll make some calls then I’ll call it a night.