First 100K Bike Ride
On Wednesday of this week I left the house around eight am and arrived back around one pm having traveled about one hundred kilometers in about five hours. Here are the specifics of the ride:
(From The Cycle Computer)
04:52:03 hh:mm:ss (Rolling Along Time)
97.69 km (61 miles)
53.00 kph maximum (33 mph)
20.00 kph average (12 mph)
(From The Wahoo Tickr-X)
05:55:35 hh:mm:ss (Total Elapsed Time)
114 bpm average heart rate
157 bpm maximum heart rate
4066 calories burned
I left Swan Neck Lane and traveled up Old Lead Mine to Forum Drive then over to Strickland Road to Falls of the Neuse. Up Falls of the Neuse to Old Falls of the Neuse then down to the parking lot for the Neuse River Trail. That leg of the ride was about 14km.
The next leg of the ride was down the Neuse River trail to mile post 26 which is just as you cross back over to the north side of the Neuse river after swinging away from the Neuse to avoid some southern Wake County landfills and the police firearms range. So, milepost 26 (42K) was the turnaround point and it was back to Anderson Point Park.
At Anderson Point Park I took the Crabtree Creek Trail all the way up to where Lead Mine Creek joins it where I turned onto Ironwood Trail and biked up to Shelley Lake. I rode around the east side of the lake and turned onto Bent Creek Trail and followed it up Lead Mine Creek to Longstreet.
I rode up Longstreet to Sawmill Road and then took Sawmill road west toward Lead Mine Road. I did a 'cut-the-corner' on Prospector Place which took me back to Old Lead Mine Road and then it was just a few hundred meters back to Swan Neck Lane.
Pictures And Graphics:
Here are some pictures and graphics from the ride.
|You can count the hills by noting the spikes.|
|Arriving At Anderson Point Park (the first time)|
This link "(YouTube.COM - Crossing The Neuse Near The Turn Around Point" is to a YouTube.COM video of my favorite bridge across the neuse river.
|Flowers At Anderson Point Park|
|A Panorama of Crabtree Creek Trail and Neuse River Trail|
|Preparing to go through the tunnel.|