I had a rude awakeinng on my bike trip today. The plan was to take Great Miami River Recreational Trail north from Friend Park (paved bike path) to downtown Dayton past St. Rt 35. However the Bike Path Closed at Stewart Street for Bridge Construction in Dayton, Ohio. This was the end of my bike trip north. Headed back south to Friend Park.
This was a pretty good workout because the bike trip included several hills and for the most part was very scenic. The bike path is free from debris in very good condition in safe neighborhoods and areas.
There was a 1+ mile strip where the bike path is bounded by I-75 to the east and the Great Miami River to the west. The vapor from the cars on the trucks was heavy in the air during that stretch. Even so, it was interesting to ride along the road I ususally take when going to or from the Dayton Airport.
Here on the Great Miami River in 1913, Orville Wright made the first successful takeoff and landing from water. Performed the feat in at Wright Model C airplane fitted with the first airplane pontoons.
This area was chosen because of the 90 degree bend in the river. This allows take off and landing into the wind no matter what direction it is blowing.
I have created a Flicker Photo Set (24 photos) here: