Thursday, September 14, 2006
Fall is definitely seeping in. Here's to good insulation!
I thought I'd come by and say hello as I have mysteriously stumbled upon this blog. I have seen your bike on several occasions near the "other" college in the Chambana area while going off to class.
I have to say I am amazed at what you are doing on your bike. Very impressive.
I was wondering if you could suggest nice local places to ride? I kinda started riding during the summer, but never had the time to really ride. But now since I'm back at school, I don't have an idea where. Any help would be appreciated.
Good luck on your rides!
Glad you haven't stumbled onto me literally near this "other" college :-)
Where would you be thinking of starting from? http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=444955 is a nice
I'm over in Urbana, by Vine. I once tried going down Vine towards Florida, but man is that a busy ride. So now I opt to do quick midnight sprints to get the blood flowing between Vine and Lincoln on lit streets.
8 miles seems very nice to start off at. Eventually I'll up the ante, but for now, nice and steady on a fixed. And winter weather coming up....
A nice extension of that is to go left on Curtis (per the loop), right on Philo, but at the end instead of going right, go left... up and over and down, and take the next right, one more mile south, turn right, go the mile and a half back to race and loop back.
At any given time there are other riders out there, too.