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Solo Saturday Ride

by on March 12, 2011

This Ride: 30.7 miles
Month: 259.0 miles
2011: 1,190.3 miles
Total since 1/1/10: 7,310.0 miles

Having not ridden much this week, and with Lori out this morning with blood donation and a few errands, it seemed like a good time to get out and get a few miles in. I couldn’t swing the 7:30 ride to Annapolis, so instead I rode a solo ride to Sandy Point.

The trail was pretty busy with runners, walkers, and cyclists, as well it should be on a Saturday morning between 45 & 50° F.  I saw one “peloton” of about a dozen riders on the last part of my route.  They were not part of SPP.

The ride was uneventful.  No close calls with vehicles.  All drivers were courteous.  I went from partly sunny skies to thick overcast.  The biggest excitement was hitting a pothole at the threshold of a bridge on St. Margaret’s road.  It shook my bike hard.  I expected a flat, warped rim, or broken spoke, but the bike (and I) survived intact.

After yesterday’s ride, I had the bike in to Pedal Pushers for new cables and a “tune up”.  Some of the cables were corroding in the housing and I had some corrosion in my rear brake assembly.  All of that is the result of many salty, wet winter rides.  I should be good now for a time.


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