Sunday, January 13, 2013

First Bike Ride Of The Year


13 January 2013

First Bike Ride Of The Year


With the temperature climbing over 70F and a lazy Sunday afternoon what is the thing to do?

Head out for a greenway ride!  I left the house and rode down to Crabtree Creek and then thru the neighborhood to Lassiter Mill Road.  From there it is a short leg to the greenway.  Turns out about 3/4 mile down the greenway it is closed so I exited onto the neighborhood streets and made my way over to Anderson drive. Then it was back down the hill to the greenway and off to the east following the creek.  The last time I rode this section it had serious construction, they were putting in a new sewer line (the greenways in Raleigh follow the sewers).  Now everything was put back together and I rode all the way to the end, 14 kilometers.  Then it was back the way I came.  This time to get around the closed part of the greenway I went thru the neighborhood and came out on Lassiter Mill up the hill from the creek.  Then it was back thru the neighborhood to Yadkin and up the hill to home.  Here are the statistics for this ride:

01:40 HH:MM
28.60 Kilometers
17.20 KPH Average
56.00 KPH Maximum (There was a long downhill)

Here is a picture of me and the bike just before the ride:

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Here is a picture looking up the greenway toward the end near the WakeMed end (14K out).

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Here is a picture looking back down the greenway at the same location

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