Bicycle Diaries

30 years riding, 15 years writing

Cooler weather ahead

What, no more heat?

In the last week, the weather has gone from unbearably hot, to nice and cool. Just like that, the air conditioners can take a break, till next summer.

The McAlpine is still a greenway looking to be finished. They were digging up the main trail between Sardis and Monroe today, then they were laying down gravel, passing over it with a heavy roller.

The excavator driver said that we were looking at 2 months to have a nicely paved walking trail. He also confirmed that 10 feet of dirt will follow the asphalt on either side for us dirt enthusiasts.

By Thanksgiving, fingers crossed, we’re walking off the turkey dinner on freshly paved trails.

distance 16.6 miles, average speed 13.0 mph.