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Eh…just a photo: Myrtle Beach

Everyone has their holiday traditions.  Mine has always been to run away and hide until it’s all over and done with.  Not wanting to break with tradition, I decided to take the wife and kids (and bikes of course) to explore a little bit of the South Carolina coast.  Myrtle Beach, although surrealistically cheesy at the height of tourist season is peaceful and uncrowded mid-winter.  Raquel, on a bargain hunting mission, found a tremendous deal on a sea-side condo for the week.  Myrtle Beach, like most beach towns, is very bike friendly.  It has both bike lanes and a greenway.  The greenway comes to an abrupt end in a pine tree patch just south of town, but it looks as if extending it is in the works.  The South Carolina coast has a much different feel to it than the North Carolina coast. North Carolina is known for its wind swept dunes and ever shifting shoreline.  South Carolina is more developed, not as wild and untamed, but still a beautiful place to visit.

But, after a day of riding and shooting photos, none really struck me as being very good at all.  Last week I was riding among the blue-green ridge tops of home.  As awe inspiring as the ocean is, move half a block inland and it’s “eh, okay, picture of a bike on a bike path.”  I think what Myrtle Beach is missing more than anything, and town officials should work to have some installed, is altitude.

Hope you’re all having a happy holiday, Jack

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  1. Tom
    December 27, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Hope you all have a great time!

  2. The Velo Hobo
    December 28, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Thanks Tom. You too, where ever you may be.

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