An Unwelcome Change

We spent an extended Easter weekend (March 29-April 1) at Chincoteague, Virginia.  We brought our folding bicycles with us, intending to ride them all over Assateague Island.  After removing the bicycles from their carrying bags, unfolding them, and adjusting the seats we went for a short bicycle ride soon after arriving in Chincoteague. Best Western Chincoteague Island is the closest hotel to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. We rode our bicycles almost to the refuge entrance, a distance of about 1/2 mile.

On the way to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, there is a very nice view of the Assateague Channel.

Assateague Channel

Returning to the hotel, we ditched the bicycles and drove to Assateague Island.

Our hotel provides several outdoor bike racks.
This particular bike rack was located behind the hotel.

This is where our bicycles stayed for the remainder of our vacation.  I did not have the leg strength or the stamina to ride the bicycle.  Riding caused extreme pain in my knees.  I don’t know what changed to cause the pain, but bicycling was no longer a fun activity for me.