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Thanks to the rain… March 27, 2009

Posted by goirishgorebels in General.

We had soccer practice cancelled tonight!  That means, I got to get a ride in when I wasn’t expecting it.

This week has been very busy with soccer games and practices, so I haven’t had a chance to ride.  So when I heard practice was cancelled, I was pretty happy.  I get bored pretty easyily, so when I road up to Canada Rd and was about to take a right, I decided to turn left.  I rode through Davies Plantation to Brunswick and decided to take another right.  It’s pretty fun to just ride with no real destination planned.  I road over Hwy 70 and decided to turn down Old Brownsville Rd.  What a good choice.  It was very quiet, a few rolling hills, cows and open land.  I really enjoyed it.  I wasn’t really sure where the road led, but I came across a familiar subdivision I knew would get me home, so I followed it on home.  It was a good 14 mile ride on a day where I wasn’t expecting to do anything but drive to and from soccer practice.

Check back Sunday evening.  I mapped out a 32 mile ride.  That’s the goal for the week.  Pray it doesn’t rain!



1. greg - March 27, 2009

I was starting to worry that you had given up! The hills in Davies can be brutal. Do you know what the terrain will be like for the real thing?

2. goirishgorebels - March 28, 2009

No, I haven’t given up. It’s just tough to find time when running kids around so much. They do have an elevation map for the ride. Looks like there is one spot which is going to be very steep. There’s about a 500 ft incline over 3 miles. People who know the route say it isn’t as bad as the Ashville ride. I’ll be going out to Shelby Forest to do some of their hills because they are pretty steep, just not as far.

greg - March 29, 2009

Shelby Forest will give you a great work out. Not sure who told you about it, but it’s great advice. See you Monday

3. goirishgorebels - March 30, 2009

We’ve been out there several times where I saw people riding. I used to say “those people are nuts riding a bike up those hills”. Well, call me a nut now.

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