Yesterday’s populaire left me exhausted. I went to bed early and had plans of getting up early to ride around town with Tim.
I slept through the alarm. Once I did wake up I noticed a text message from Tim. He had gone on without me. Good, I’m glad he didn’t wait. He watched Dale race at the cyclocross event.
I eventually got enough coffee into me to ride down to Sunergos to drink more coffee and meet up with Tim. After finish my “breakfast of champions” (scone and brownie), we headed out through UofL and south down through Beechmont and South Third St.
We were fighting quite the headwind in this direction. The wind was stronger today than what I suffered through yesterday.
We turned on Kenwood Dr to go to Iroquois Park, but Tim decided to check out Kenwood Hill Rd. We quickly turned around and started our climb. It seems an interesting part of town, and home of the Little Loomhouse.
Kenwood Hill Rd loops around and dumps you back on Kenwood Dr. Then we headed to Iroquois Park again. The day was warming up and there were quite a few walkers and joggers. The leaves were crunching underneath the tires. It was quite a peaceful ride, climbing the hill at a relaxed pace.
I stopped at a scenic overlook for pictures. We continued to the top and rode through a walking path cut through the tall grass.
We left Iroquois Park and headed northeast on Southern Parkway. Tailwind! We cruised along at 17-21 mph with very little effort. It was nice. This lasted (only slowing or stopping for lights) all the way through UofL and eventually turned southeast on Bradley Ave.
Our route took us through Joe Creason Park and eventually Dundee Rd. We split up there. Tim headed for home, I turned north and went to breadworks for more carbs and coffee.
I took the direct route home giving me 27.5 miles for the day (27.9 according to the GPS).
I think Tim had about 10 miles more than me, due to his riding while I slept.