I wanted a to spend some time on the bike today. Tim agreed to meet me for a ride after watching the USGP Derby City Cup on River Rd.
I rode from home in Charlestown toward Louisville, but I didn’t want to take my normal commute route, so I just headed out without a plan, but with my GPS. It was a longer, hillier, and more scenic route.
When I got to the Second St. Bridge to cross into Kentucky, the bridge was closed for a charity walk. There were thousands of people walking on the bridge. There were no alternate routes, so I walked my bike with them across the bridge.
When I arrived at the race, the women were racing. After a while the “Elite Men” class began the race. A ‘cross race is all about mud. (There used to be pictures in here, but they’re gone)
After watching the last race, Tim and headed out for a ride, then parted ways downtown. I enjoyed the urban portion of my ride also.
I headed back into Indiana where I had a quick (and greasy) meal, and meandered back north toward home.
I took a different route home, but still stayed on roads that were considered rural not long ago, but have since had many subdivisions spring up, which adds to the traffic. It was dark as I neared Charlestown, but my lights work well.
I got home with another 53 miles under my belt. I also think I have a new route for my commute. It adds a few miles and some hills, but should be much more pleasant. We’ll see what traffic is like on on Monday morning as compared to a Sunday evening.