As we rode across Milton Ave. there were train horns in the background so I cautioned everyone to be alert – I couldn’t shake the images in my mind of Stand By Me. As we rode underneath McDonough Blvd. and University Ave. we quickly determined that the horns were resonating from a train traveling above us -- still quite a sight and sound to behold but nothing that warranted sprinting across a single rail bridge and leaping for our dear and precious lives. Underneath this same intersection is where we encountered our first aquatic obstacle in the form of whatever body of water forms underneath car and train passages. Walking on the rail as we pushed our bikes through the murk enabled us to safely navigate our first challenge.