got a FitBit for my birthday and I’ve been working on getting 10,000 steps a day. It’s going a bit better than I had anticipated. Today I ventured over to the Sangamon Valley Trail or SVT which kind of sounds like an STD, but I digress. Like one can find in most areas today, it’s a converted railway track that is now a biking and walking trail.
It’s nice I guess, if you need practice on spotting poison ivy or listening to cyclists blandly saying, “On your left” as they zip past you. Again, it used to be a railroad track. So, it carried locomotives. It has many train bridges. The bridges have been covered with very nice thick wooden boards over the train bridges. There are no motorized vehicles allowed on the trail.
Before every single one of these bridges is a sign warning of the weight limit. Now, there are days when I’m not feeling super slim shall we say. As I see tandem land speed record breaking recumbent bikers zip past me and 4 cyclists coming the other way I do my best 5 ton to 10,000 lbs. conversion in my mind.
I guess my point is, I really think given the fact that no motorized vehicles are allowed on the trail and that these bridges once held LOCOMOTIVES, we’re gonna be OK here. Just sayin’.
We’re going to be alright, right?