One Sunday in October, I started out on one of my usual routes - Dwight Merkel trail to Aubrey Wright to Bowl & Pitcher, Trail 25/100 to Houston Rd to Mission Rd. But I needed to stop at REI, so instead of heading to Old Trails, I headed back towards town. Well, first I had to loop around Deno and Mission twice due to to an incredibly faulty sense of direction. Follow along here: Sunday Bike Ride Version 8.9a.
well, shoot, this is kinda embarrassing, but I must've deleted all my pics from that day. That just pretty much ruins the plan for this post, but I'll bravely carry on.
So here's a gravel pic from today:
|we've got turkeys, too!|
Ok, enough pics.
Today I headed out again. From Mission I went up Euclid, thinking I'd take this route, except without the hike-a-bike-possibly-trespassing at the end of Jacobs Rd down to Garfield Rd. I thought I'd find Garfield Rd, head to Nine Mile Falls or Deep Creek and come back home on the Centennial Trail. I stopped at the Jacobs/Rambo Rd intersection to check google maps but the resolution wasn't good enough to see the roads. I turned south on Rambo Rd thinking I'd find Garfield, but instead after a bit I found Euclid and turned on it. It turned into a good climb. It didn't dawn on me that I was just going up the same stretch of Euclid instead of down it until I passed a house with a '70 Ford Galaxie 500 in the yard. It looked just like one I passed on the way in. Everything looks different while climbing up instead of rolling downhill. I decided to head back home the same way, and not do a loop. You can see the garmin map here: Sunday Bike Ride Version 8.9k.
I think instead of turning south on Rambo Rd before Jacobs Rd deadends, I can ride this route: north on Rambo, east on Teepee, north on Craig, to Lincoln Rd, to Garfield Rd and 7-mile Rd and back to Riverside State Park territory. Maybe next Sunday.