My Mountain Bike Adventures

May 04

Mt Biking

This is a blog I started to chronicle my hiking through east central Indiana State Parks. I have found that there is so much to do outdoors in the Noblesville and Indianapolis areas that very rarely get talked about. So I would love to shed a little bit more light on these. From state parks to the Monon Trail you will never run out of things to do in the Indianapolis area. I have always found it relaxing to be outdoors, and sometimes it gets lonely, so I thought , “why not share my adventures with the world?” Not only is being outdoors a great way to relax but it also a great way to keep up a wonderful physique. Local parks are a great place to meet new people or to get together with some current friends to have a barbecue or just walk some trails and talk. The east central Indiana parks are far spanning and have some much to offer it can sometimes be overwhelming for me to try and capture their beauty for you, but I will try.

What makes the State parks of Indiana something I’m passionate about sharing with you? Well you see growing up in central Indiana I felt it was my duty to help bring them the attention they deserve. I know most of the time when people hear Indiana, they think, Lame-diana. But they’re wrong! So I think this will be a great way for me to describe some of the beauty that is here in Indiana that sometimes gets overlooked. You can find some great waterfalls and beautiful sunsets in the state of Indiana if you just know where to look. Although this site does have the name Mountain Bike adventures in it, that’s a hypothetical term just referring to my hiking throughout the wilderness. It is far too difficult to get a mountain bike into the woods, and it is extremely dangerous to locally mountain bike without written permission. Did you know that local mountain biking leads to 429 injuries a year according to a statistic I made up for this blog? Back to hiking, I find it much easier to peruse the wilderness on foot and even more enjoyable if you bring a locally bred four legged friend. My four legged friend happens to be named Sedona, (hence the name of the site) an alaskan malamute of 2 years old. She found me as a pup as I was wandering a trail in Anderson. We have been together ever since then, and have had many an adventure together.

So here at Sedona Mountain Bike Adventure you’ll find my thoughts on the local trails I walk. You will get an idea for what the landscape of Indiana is like, and what the nature sites here have to offer. There is so much that waits around the bend and I hope you’re excited for what I have to provide you with here. And remember that the things I have to offer you here is just the opinion of a locally raised guy, who happens to enjoy being outdoors. So thanks for stopping by today and checking this out. We will see if you love what I have to offer you, and if you don’t, don’t come back to my site about the state parks of Indiana and the hiking that I like to do in them.

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Biking Through Indiana Parks

Apr 07

indiana biking parks

The trails of Indiana parks really do appeal to mountain bike enthusiasts, or as I like to refer to them, psychotics. So the appeal of mountain bikes has now been shifted to thrill you get while taking a misstep and tumbling down a hill. What a rush. So “mountain biking” from here on out will just refer to me and Sedona walking trails together and me trying to stop her from always chasing after local wildlife. Last Sunday I was thinking to myself, “let’s sum up all of our mountain biking adventures throughout Indiana together Sedona.” I guess I was more talking aloud to my dog than I was actually thinking to myself, but these are all technicalities lately. Once while Sedona and I were “mountain biking” through the trails of Pokagon state park in Richmond Indiana we saw roughly 12 gray squirrels. It was quite a rush! There they also have a wonderful toboggan sled that they keep covered in ice all winter long to ensure that you can reach speeds in excess of 55 kmph. whoa! What a rush!

In the time of your writing this I have visited somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 state parks in Indiana. I have found every one of them to be very fun and extremely exhilarating when enjoyed with my pal Sedona. In a small park in Pendleton Indiana called Falls park you will find some very fun trails that follow a few winding creeks and even some tunnels running underneath railroad tracks. A very fun way to spend an afternoon is just watching the trains go back and following the trails throughout the wilderness. There is also a few breathtaking views a of a sea foam green bridge that you must know are picture worthy. Just breathtaking. There is also a disc golf course located along the trails of this park. I hear that game is very popular with the younger generation of freethinkers and disc throwers. There are some beautiful waterfalls located at this park which is where it gets its name. These are some of the best waterfalls you will find in the eastern Indiana area that are completely viewable from a car, if you really don’t feel like getting out into the outdoors and deal with all the insects and the sun and that whole thing.

White river state park is located near Avon Indiana and it is quite a nice park if you are looking to have a family reunion or take your kids to a large swimming pool with a security system. There are also lifeguards on duty so you can rest assured that you don’t need to pay that much attention to your kids. They have several picnic benches and areas for charcoal grills to be used by families of all sizes. There is also a very nice play set there where all of the children can get together and just run amuck however they feel. Once you get them there you can just listen for their screams and make sure they’re misbehaving like usual. The local kids always make their way over there too so there’s always someone to keep them company if Jack Daniel is keeping you company during the afternoon.

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