I usually wait until the warmest part of the day for my ride, but today, because of the weather forecast, I went out a few hours earlier, just in case it decided to rain. Sadly, this meant I did not run into the people I usually see on my ride. So, I missed the little old man with and umbrella that I always say hello to. Bummer.
I took a bit of a strange route today. Normally I map my rides with my myTracks app, but today I could not get a good GPS signal. This meant that I would have to manually map it on Google Maps. It also meant I had to 1) remember my route until I got home and 2) stay on trails that Google Maps recognizes as passable.
When I got done mapping, I was quite please to see that I actually got in 7.9 miles! Which means that I have broken the 50 mile mark for this month!
I also just realized that I am only 29.21 miles behind on my goal of 150 miles this month. (At 5 miles/day I should be at 85 miles now.) With a bit of luck and some cooperation from Mother Nature I just might make my goal yet!
|Along Sand Creek Trail.|
|I call this Bone-Rattler Trail. It is a terribly bumpy ride.|
On the map it is the section of the ride the loops down
towards Northdale Blvd in the Lions Coon Creek Park.
|Small creek that cuts through the Bone-Rattler Trail.|
|Culverts that under Xeon Blvd. |
Sand Creek is really rushing to the Mississippi right now!
(Well to Coon Creek and then the Mississippi.)
Miles Today: 7.9
Total Miles: 55.79