Tag: south philly

Last weekend we did a fun Philly bike loop that was a modified route of one I had found in the Where to Bike Philadelphia book. We met at 11th and Spruce and headed up 16th to the Ben Franklin Parkway to Kelly Drive. We turned off Kelly Drive at Sedgley Street and went through Fairmount Park to the Belmont Plateau. We strayed from the original route a bit, heading towards West River Drive on a really fun downhill. After riding in and around the park a bit we passed the Mann center (I can’t wait to ride to a show or orchestra under the stars in season here) and then came down Lancaster Ave through West Philly and University City crossing over the South Street bridge.


This past Sunday was pretty gloomy, the forecast was calling for rain all day again! The difference between today and Saturday’s trip to French Creek State Park¬†was the temperature. It was in the mid-60s! It’s hard to believe three days later it’s 25 degrees and there is snow on the ground. Snow and tons of ice. I’ve been trying to get back into the habit of running which, I’ll admit, this is not the best time of year to stay motivated to do that. I hate running on a treadmill almost as much as I hate the gym after January 1st. It’s so much more crowded and difficult to find a machine to workout on or a space in a class. I’m going to try my hardest to keep my #writeandrun31 pledge of 31 days of running for at least 20 minutes anyway, I just wish the temperature was similar to that particular January day instead of today’s particular January temperature. Okay, enough complaining about the weather here in Philly and back to Washington Avenue Green.

entrance to the pier park
entrance to the pier park

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