Bike Rides

Date: 
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Miles: 
66
Bike: 
Grando

This route could be a RUSA "perm pop" so it needs a name. I decided I'd better get the climbing in early as I never get it in at the end. Lewisburg Saddle - Soap Creek - Berry Creek - Airlie - Elkins. When I go to Helmick I had a decision. The strong north wind was tempting and I initially turned south, but I had a hankering for some espresso which I knew would do wonders for my morale, so it was on to Java Crew in Monmouth. They also had a nice penut butter energy bar. I sat on a bench in the shade to enjoy. It wasn't at all hot yet, in fact it barely got over 80 al day.

I continued north through WOU to whatever that road is that cuts over to Independence. By now the north wind was howling so it was good not to be riding into it anymore. The sidewind was bad enough. My back was hurting so I stopped at Independence park and did some stretches. That helped. I filled my water bottles and headed over the bridge to the WVSB and headed south on RIver Road. Now I really had the wind at my back which really helped on the hills. Took the ferry and another break at BV park before the final stretch home.

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Red clover
Red clover fields on Elkins Road
Date: 
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Miles: 
14
Bike: 
Ravn

Woke up at 3 am. Went for a ride to try out my new Sinewave Beacon light. Very nice bright symmetrical beam. Not much output below 5mph. May need to use a battery when climbing in the woods at night. 

Date: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Miles: 
10
Bike: 
Ravn

Short ride to meet Adinah and kids at the arboretum.

Date: 
Friday, July 17, 2020
Miles: 
60
Bike: 
Grando

Cool cloudy morning. Bad truck traffic forced me to take Oak Grove and Scenic. Really didn’t need the hills so early in the ride. Took the ferry and WVSB through Ankeny refuge. Long way around Independence and Monmouth. Was going to go out Airlie to Berry Creek but my legs were dead and there were big dust clouds from the combines out that way, so back on 99 with a loop around old Adair. 

Date: 
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Miles: 
20
Bike: 
Ravn

Up Oak Creek down 612 to Lewisburg road and some other hilly roads.

Days are hot now  Jackson Creek gets the morning sun. From the Oak Creek side it was nice and shady all the way up  

 

Date: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Miles: 
30
Bike: 
Ravn

Mountain View - Overlook - Hood View. Then out to Independence road and a loop through EE Wilson Refuge. Back Pettibone. 

Date: 
Monday, July 13, 2020
Miles: 
23
Bike: 
Ravn

Up Jackson Creek. Down Sulfur Springs and out to the 700 gate. Back Soap Creek, Tampico, and 99w. 

Date: 
Sunday, July 12, 2020
Miles: 
12
Bike: 
Soma Saga

Afternoon ride to water the garden. Windy. 

Date: 
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Miles: 
32
Bike: 
Ravn

Still not recovered from riding Mary’s Peak last week. Easy meander through the ryegrass fields before they start combining and the air gets too dusty to ride. 

Beautiful warm morning. 

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Country Road
Just like the sign says
Date: 
Friday, July 10, 2020
Miles: 
10
Bike: 
Ravn

Still not recovered from last Saturday's ride up Mary's Peak. Legs hurt to start but then started feeling better.

Warmer today, but still not too hot.

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View
The view from up behind Chip Ross Park