Now you’re talkin’. Tree is badass.
That’s some super cool history and looks like a great place to ride.Today is the 100th anniversary of the Bryn Athyn train wreck, where a failure to read and wooden cars combined to produce a conflagration resulting in 27 deaths and 70 injuries. The pic marks the approximate
spot where the train engineer parked in the pull off spur, but emerged early, causing the carnage. The Bryn Athyn station is today a post office, as the railway has since been disbanded, and the line is now the Pennypack Park trail system, where cyclists, walkers, and runners converge. Any errors in their navigation result in markedly less damage than what ensued in 1921.
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I’ve been riding those trails for years and in a moment of serendipity just learned of that story this morning from a riding buddy who posted the video to our WhatsApp ride list group. What better time than the 100th anniversary to go out this morning and ride past that spot with fresh eyes and an appreciation for the history and tragedy of that moment.That’s some super cool history and looks like a great place to ride.
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Air crisp enough to guide a hand to pull a collar up drifts in off the sea. With it is the smell of freshly salted longing. Pubs omitting a bustle of chatter and clatter from gapped windows can be heard. The canal water calm enough to reflect a freshly brushed sky. As if from another time long ago a fiddler’s notes spill into the street from an open doorway. Ireland’s magic is rather an experience felt than one heard, smelt or seen.
It’s strange how the light here can do that. I believe but could be wrong the affect has to do with how far North we are and how early the sunsets this time of year. Sometimes it’s dang near purple others green. Cloud cover affects it and as rainy as it can be often it’s just grey. The blue I was blown away by. It does not happen in the summer. So maybe temp plays into this but I’d think more time of day as temp difference between summer and winter is not very extreme.What time of day? The blue light is breathtaking.