I had vague plans for a good long ride today. After entirely too much beer last night, I slept in and didn’t wake up until Tim called me asking about a slower-paced around-town coffee ride.
I rode the Big Dummy and met Tim at Highland Coffee. We enjoyed snacks and coffee before heading downtown then out River Rd.
We turned off and unto the Butchertown Greenway. This was a peaceful stretch until on a blind curve the path was covered with walnuts. There was also a cyclist standing astride his bike talking on the phone. We made it through with no issue and continued on.
After a few more city streets we were on the Beargrass Creek Trail. I really like this trail, and the Big Dummy makes quite the racket rolling over the bridges there.
After getting through the Lexington Rd/Grinstead Dr intersection we went through Cherokee Park, then into some neighborhood streets.
Eventually Tim went home, and I still needed more coffee and a proper breakfast. I went to Twig and Leaf for an omelette and coffee. The Big Dummy got quite a bit of attention from a group of cyclists who were finishing up their breakfast. I then headed for home.
The Big Dummy is not a fast bike, but I was lightly loaded for today’s trip. I rode 18.9 miles in an urban area with some small hills. There were many stops. My average rolling speed was 11.8mph. I’m sure with a light load and flat straight roads and no stops, my speed wouldn’t be much less than on the LHT. I did exceed 32mph on a downhill on Eastern Parkway.
I’m feeling quite lazy today. I need to do yard work, housework, and go grocery shopping. I’m not sure how much of that will get done today.