Last January 1st I remarked that we had started (after all of 2 in a row) a new tradition of taking a hike in the Sumter National Forrest on New Year’s Day. This year our hiking companions were non-committal and a pleading phone call from an old friend made us revive an old tradition with some folks who continued on in our recent absence. We joined the Aiken Bicycle Club on a ride to Aiken State Park.
In the intervening 5 years or so since we last did this with the ABC a couple of things were different. 1) Donna and I were riding a tandem instead of separate bikes and 2) the Aiken State Park was now called Aiken State Natural Area. (I wonder what the difference is?)
The Natural Area is a 22 mile one way trip and seeing as that is about 2 miles further than we have ridden in a long time and there was a catered lunch waiting there for us, we opted, along with about 1/2 of the cyclists, for a ride back to Aiken in a car with the bikes on a trailer.
Because it was such a beautiful day for January, we had plenty of daylight left when we got back and tomorrow promises rain, so we climbed into the Miata and went for a 50 mile or so drive.
Miata Top Transitions since 01/01/06: 0