100 Words - Swamp Road

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The bike ride through the nature preserve was beautiful. I saw several weird birds and even a distant alligator. The problem was that the map app said it was an eight mile round trip, but many of the roads were gone. 17 miles so far. Then I saw a short cut.

The dirt road through the swamp was gated, but I could see that the road ahead was intact. I lifted my bike over the barrier, ignoring the many warning signs. Halfway to the highway the gators started coming out of the water. Never pedaled so hard in my life.