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Biking in Key Biscayne and Miami Beach

January 13, 2021

I discovered two new favorite biking trials in Miami, one in Key Biscayne and another going from Bayfront through to Venetian avenue and into Lincoln road. While a lot of Miami suburbia isn't great for biking, these two stretches are close to the water, have fantastic biking path, and have plenty of nature in nearby - I find myself coming back to them again and again.

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Beautiful, and preciously flat Venetian Causeway. Just to the south of it is the far steeper MacArthur Causeway.

I want to focus on the Key Biscayne route. When I first found this trip, I started the ride late on a cool and sunny Florida afternoon. The first portion of the journey is one I elected to pass up, up and down the steep William M Powell bridge. I admire the other folks who brave this portion, but doing this without warming-up sounds sadistic to me.

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Rickenbacker Causeway golden hour.

The causeway itself features Miami Seaquarium and MAST Academy and, interestingly, the dilapidated and abandoned Miami Marine Stadium. I was only half-aware this stadium existed before though I've definitely seen this location be used to film Miami-based TV series Burn Notice. It was incredibly fun to stumble upon it during this trip. Certainly, it was a welcomed surprise.

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I traveled all the way through to the southern most point of the Key Biscayne township, which, given the time of day was significantly more packed with vehicle traffic than I anticipated. Next time, I certainly want to go further down, since it seems fairly straight forward to reach Cape Florida or No Name Harbor (what a name).

On my way back I noticed a number of side trials, one of which, I believe leads to the a Fossilized Reef View. There's a lot of room for exploration here.

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Right at sunset.

My goal is to go back, take lots of photos, and share more about this journey. If you have any local trails you love, please feel free to share, I'd love to visit them!


Tabletop RPG Retrospective 2020

December 20, 2020

As a retrospective to tabletop roleplaying games this year, I wanted to over all the new games I've been exposed to this year, all the games I've revisited, and all the games that are all my list for ...read more.


๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Site improvements and Updates

December 19, 2020

I've radically changed how I manage my site from using Gatsby and Netlify to using Notion and Cloudflare.

I also have a few more blog posts down the pipe that I hop to get to in the new years. For now, I hope you have a great holiday.

Cheers!


๐Ÿ‘‹ Hello World

December 4, 2019

I've been spending a lot of time writing fiction as a hobby (this spawned from a love of tabletop games) and I've been looking to practice more regularly. I wanted to make more than just a blog, so I thought providing helpful ๐Ÿ python (and software) tips on a weekly basis was a doable and helpful avenue for writing. Starting next week I'll be publishing new tips with variable regularity. The tips will be of varying length and specificity, but in general I'll be targeting folks who are just getting into python and others who want to polish their coding style.

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