I went on a 20 mile ride today on Nermal, the hybrid. I really like the bike now that it’s got a new saddle and pedals. I’ve had Nermal longer, but he only has 613 miles on him. The recumbent has 1525. This week, I rode Nermal for 51 miles. Although I’ve done more than that on the recumbent it’s the most I’ve done on Nermal.
I usually plan a route in advance. I couldn’t decide how long of a ride I wanted today, so I just went out the door without a plan.
The weather was much cooler than yesterday, but still quite nice. I wore two base layers on the bottom, one on the top, a light jacket, beanie, wool socks, and light gloves. I was plenty warm until late in the ride when the sun was getting low in the sky.
I started out going down Highway 62, as if I were commuting to work.
I continued toward Jeffersonville for a while, stopped at a convenience store for a break, then headed back toward Charlestown.
I wasn’t ready to go back yet, so I turned west on Salem-Noble Road. I then took High Jackson Road back toward Charlestown. I grabbed a couple of pictures along the way.
This route has a lot less traffic than 62, and more hills. It also has water. I managed to grab one picture of a small plane flying around. Was he training or just enjoying the scenery from up high?
Along High Jackson Road there is a small derelict cemetery with a rock wall. Pretty interesting to look at.