Mixing Up The Commute

It’s easy to get bored of the same old rut.  I think that’s why I’ve been riding to work less often.

I changed that a bit today.  I left early this morning for a little extra time.  I stopped at a coffee shop and enjoyed a coffee before continuing on.  I didn’t go out of my way by far, but I did ride along the river in Jeffersonville and added 1/2 a mile to the ride.

On the way home I only had a vague idea of what I was going to do.  I ran along the river in Indiana to Utica.  A mostly-pleasant ride, but with few chances to stop and eat or drink.  That’s okay, I really don’t need more to eat or drink.

Once I got to Utica, I know that I’ve passed the hairy sections of Highway 62.  On the other hand, getting to 62 means riding a narrow twisting road with t00-fast traffic.  So, instead, I continue northward along the river.

I eventually find Waterline Road.  Waterline Road was just recently opened to the public.  It runs through the old Army Ammunition Plant.  Riding through there is eerie yet beautiful.  There are signs of the former human-use of the land, but everything is grown over, falling apart, or usually both.

This part of the ride is mostly uphill, as I’m moving away from the river, but I’m not in a hurry.  I’ll poke along at eight miles per hour.  I eventually run back into the highway and putter along the shoulder at twelve miles an hour, only into a bit of a headwind today.

It was a good ride, and a little bit of an adventure.  I rode a total of 37 miles for the day.  All this just to get to work and back.

I should be asleep, but I didn’t take pictures on this ride, and wanted to get some of the details out before they were lost to my imperfect memory.

One thought on “Mixing Up The Commute”

  1. that’s cool that you took Waterline. I’m going to add that to the repetoire soon

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