Bike Hike: Neighborhood Ride (Overlook I & II, Seasons, Sweet Ridge, Pleasant Ridge, Overlook Memorial Park), Prattville, AL, Mon. 08/01/2011
Distance: 10.5 (by GPS) Rating: 4/5
Conditions: Mostly sunny, hot, and muggy (what would you expect for August?). No wind. Traffic very light to none. City streets in good to excellent condition. Only one dog encounter.
Max speed: 20.6mph. Avg speed: 10.0mph Elevation Gain: 186ft
Nice ride through Overlook 1 & 2, Seasons, Sweet Ridge, Pleasant Ridge, and Overlook Memorial Park. Felt the humidity this morning. First time on the bike since October-2010. Wow, it doesn't seem that long ago. The tune up helped the shifting action, especially for the rear. Can you believe it - one little Boston Terrier chased me for a few yards - he didn't catch me though! Now I just have to ramp up to greater mileage again. Want to do the Chief Ladiga Trail again this fall -- the autumn colors are extraordinary.
The lack of traffic helped to make this a peaceful ride. Thank YOU, LORD, for YOUR gifts that are all around us. Help us to open our eyes, ears, and hearts to receive them.