It’s been a while since my last post. Between traveling for work, the Tour de Force and selling Mom’s house, I’ve only been able to ride about once, maybe twice a week. I’m not complaining. I’m happy to get out when I can. However, the last couple of weeks have provided a few extra ride days and with the holidays right around the corner, work should slow down a bit, providing ample ride time.
Yesterday, I had a window of about three hours in the middle of the day. I decided to take advantage and jump right out of the garage for a hilly spin, through a quiet late fall, picturesque loop, that tested my lungs as well as my legs. It felt absolutely fantastic.
As I headed out of my community, I opted for a road ride, as hunting season leaves Sunday’s for gravel until at least mid December. I made a right on Rt. 739 and crossed over to Log Tavern Road. Log Tavern is quite a nice descent, especially along Crescent Lake. Turning left on Aspen Drive, the roller coaster up and down ends at Nelson Road, where I hung a right and dropped down to Raymonskill Road, where a left hand turn had me climbing up to Frenchtown Road. Once on Frenchtown, my pace slowed a bit as I took in the beauty and rural landscape of this lightly travelled three mile stretch of road.
A left on Rt. 6 (the Pennsylvania bicycle route), brought me up and over a few long, gradual hills before another left on Rt. 434 had me climbing a little more. One more left on Rt. 739 and my final seven miles was a nice easy spin home. Fall really is the best time to ride!
What’s playing (what am I listening to while writing or what’s dancing around in my head while riding), today – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Even the Losers
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Nice write up. Fall season is certainly one of my preferred times of year to spin, also. The colors and smells are so stimulating. Dig the bags on your bike, too. Nice complement to the frame.
Best to you and your family, and have a pleasant holiday.