For more than a month I’ve been telling myself that I should get my bike out and go for a ride. I only picked it up last year, after not having a bicycle for more than a decade. Today I decided I would actually take it out on a ride and I would take my camera with me to hopefully get some interesting photos. In order to do this, I drove up to the top parking area at Sooke Potholes Regional Park and then got on my bike to travel along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail. My destination was a little over 7 km away and was the old site of Leechtown, a one time gold mining town. Now there is little left, except for some rusting machinery scattered around the bushes and a marker indicating where the site was. Nonetheless, I wanted to see it for myself and with my camera in my backpack (which seemed to weigh about 10 kg), I set off on my bike for the first time in about 8 months.