Woot! 102K Bike Ride
A beautiful day for a ride. I did my "Four Bridges Ride". I left around 8:30am and rode over bridge-1 to Beaufort then up NC101 to cross the inland waterway (bridge-2) then crossed the Harlow Canal and turned left toward Newport NC.
Once in Newport NC I crossed over the Newport River on old US70 and turned left on Higgs Road. I took Higgs Road, crossing US70 bypass and on to NC24.
I turned right on NC24 and rode down to Cape Carteret NC and turned left onto NC58. Once on NC58 I crossed bridge-3 onto Emerald Isle.
I continued up NC58 to Atlantic Beach and turned left on to the Atlantic Beach - Morehead City causeway and crossed bridge-4 and made my way back to Fisher Street. I got back at 1:30pm (about five hours elapsed time)
Here are the details:
04:24 ... HH:MM - Total Time Rolling
101.54 ... KM ---- That's 100K
23.00 ... KPH --- Average Speed
55.60 ... KPH --- Max Speed (coming down one of those bridges ;)
As far as average speed goes I averaged exactally 23kph for each of the four hours of the ride. I felt a bit hot and tired between Emerald Isle and Atlantic beach (the 4th 23K leg) but when I stopped at a store on entering Atlantic beach had a piece of banana and a Mountain Dew it picked me up for the last 10K back to Fisher Street.
Here is a graphic of the route.