Friday, July 27, 2012

Jul-26: A Pleasant Loop of Falls Lake

Met my friend IvaHawk for a short ride around Falls Lake.

At the corner of Carpenter Pond and Kemp, I forgot what route we were doing,
And continued on Kemp instead of taking the flatter Carpenter Pond Rd.

A very pleasant ride it was,
Taking no effort to zip along Cheek Rd at 18-mph or better.
Just the kind of ride one likes.

Speaking of Cheek Rd:
Falls Lake, on either side of the Cheek Rd causeway,
Made for refreshing viewing.
A full lake, few ripples, not much haze, and the sun reflecting off the water.

The first house on the right on Old Weaver Trail after turning off Boyce Rd.,
Is definitely a welcome sight to one's eyes.
Neat, tidy, well cared for -- it looks "clean".
We made sure to turn off Old Weaver Trail onto Stool Tree Rd.
I swear it used to be labeled "Old Stool Tree Rd."

Stool Tree becomes Munns Rd (at the the county line, of course).
Just after that, there is that very nice farm-house on the left,
With the well kept grounds (mostly grass under the trees).
I always recall when it was all undergrowth and brambles under those trees.

Little traffic on Cash Rd today.
Helped make it more enjoyable to check out all the houses along the way.
Most are quite neatly kept.

Iva dropped his chain at the turn off Cash Rd onto Old Weaver Trail.
He proclaimed it was definitely user-error.

I needed a pit-stop at Shinleaf -- then finished the ride without the usual G-P-MVC climbs.

Commute:  6.6 m.; 0h24 in-motion. 
modified Falls Lake Loop:  36.2 m.; 2h15 in-motion
Total ride:  42.8 m.; 2h39 in-motion; 16.1 mph.

Q-1 tot: _22 rides; 1,610.3 m.; 108 h, 42 m; 14.8 mph. 
Q-2 tot: _29 rides; 2,711.5 m.; 182 h, 48 m; 14.8 mph. 
Ju1 tot: __7 rides; __531.8 m.; _35 h, 06 m; 15.1 mph. 
YTD tot: _58 rides; 4,853.6 m.; 328 h, 36 m; 14.9 mph. 

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