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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Top Selfie Spots in Inverness

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Invernessians love selfies

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Top Five Date Night Spots in Inverness

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Inverness Date Night Top Five

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Posted on: December 30, 2016

Top Five Free Kids Activities in Inverness

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It can be even harder when you are new to an area or just don’t know what is around for the kids to do.

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

More shopping and cycling on the Withlacoochee

Cycling shopping

But it is especially nice when I can buy locally, and Floral City is a go-to place, just a few miles down the Trail from Inverness.

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

H is for Helmet

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“On your left!” as they approach slower riders, walkers and especially those with dogs or small children.

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

Shopping and Cycling

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Why waste gas and harm the environment when there are so many positives to be gained by pedaling outside in the fresh air, getting a good cardio workout, they say.

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Posted on: February 19, 2018

Squirrels!

Squirrel nut

Which way will a squirrel go? Across the pavement or into the brush?

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Take a Ride

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family-friendly RTW Annual Ride

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Dunnellon Trail

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Just a quick spurt of fast pedaling over the nearby bridge and then right into Swampy’s parking lot is all it takes!

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Posted on: January 29, 2018

Inverness Festival of the Arts

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Longest running juried art show in Citrus County

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Snowbirds

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Now I’m on the flip side and I am excited as the first snowbirds appear. It is just like school days when we were young – “What did you do this summer?” And with our current age ranges – “How’s your health?”

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Posted on: November 24, 2017

Cooter Festival

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This year, again, the event was held alongside the Withlacoochee State Trail. Despite stiff winds and chilly temperatures, I joined a small group of cyclists headed east on Norvell Bryant to the Trail and down to the Festival on the last day.

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Broken Bolt

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Before I reached Chicken King in Hernando, however, there was sudden shift in my bike seat.

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Lola, A Balancing Act

Al and Lola

Lola the Chihuahua came into his life a few years ago and they’ve become quite the pair.

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Trail Staff

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We are so fortunate to have the Withlacoochee State Trail available for our use

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Inverness' Gain

Cattledog Inverness

A favorite place for caffeine and good food is Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters.

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Wildflowers

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Often times they ask me if I know the name of a specific bloom as we are walking or bicycling by a pretty site. I never have a clue.

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Disabled Veterans Cycling on Withlacoochee Trail

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Have you ever been fortunate enough to have a disabled veteran blow past you on the Trail, pedaling with hands or feet at RPMs faster than anything you can do?

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Living with Dementia

Hen House Inverness

Some of them bicycle; I know several. It’s so wonderful to see someone who has immense challenges still enjoying a physical activity she or he has performed for years!

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Annual Rides on the Withlacoochee State Trail

100 Miles Mary on a Roll

Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee also has a trail guide for sale in area bike shops and online. The guide is a personal favorite of mine as it provides a historical perspective in addition to useful riding information.

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Finding the right bike for you

Upright Bike

When I first started riding on the Withlacoochee State Trail, I used a folding travel bike – a Bike Friday. It worked well as short-term visits, but soon my husband and I became full-blown snowbirds

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Love at First Bike

Love at First Bike

You may have seen their wedding on TV. She works at a Publix store and since that's where they met, they married there – just before Valentine’s Day.

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Making Friends on the Withlacoochee State Trail

Making Friends

Of course you already know to call out, “On your left!” when passing someone on the Trail. A follow-up “Good morning” or aother logical remark is always pleasant. In my case, if the other person is walking a dog, I might say, “Nice dog!”

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

World-Renowned Withlacoochee Trail

World Renowned Withlacoochee Trail

From everywhere people come to bike on the Withlacoochee State Trail.

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Trash and Treasures on the Withlacoochee Trail

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They have found cell phones, wallets and a car key – and located the owners of these items. One high season they recycled cans and bottles not only tossed along the Trail but thrown into the Trail trash containers

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

Why helmets are a must

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Just take a close look at this photo – the helmet is cracked in about 5-6 places. Fortunately the helmet took the brunt of a fall and not my friend’s head!

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Posted on: June 18, 2017

The cyclist's holy grail tools

Inverness Trailhead Caboose

Just as with any other wheeled vehicle, it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain her or his bicycle.

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Posted on: June 11, 2017

Mutts of all shapes and sizes are delightful

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My last few posts have been about the Trail. I want to get back to what is on the Withlacoochee State Trail. Specifically, dogs!

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Posted on: June 4, 2017

Why I always wear a helmet

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have had spills while cycling on the Trail that are unquestionably my fault, but also when I and a vehicle driver have miscommunicated.

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

The Withlacoochee State Trail is known as "the friendliest trail"

Mary on a Roll

After some time, I returned to the Withlacoochee Trail to begin cycling again with friends.

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Do you have a favorite creature on the Withlacoochee Trail?

I love gopher tortoises. I love the itty-bitty baby ones for which you have to look out carefully when cycling down the Trail.

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