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Change of Venue

by on August 12, 2013

This week I’m a Voting Member at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Pittsburgh.

I brought my bike.

Before dawn this morning I decided to explore the trails near downtown Pittsburgh.  Like most urban trails, they were pretty sketchy before the sun rose.  On the downtown side to the north it changed rather soon to crushed stone.  On the downtown side to the south and east the trail just ended abruptly.  Crushed stone across the river to the north again forced me into the roadway.  There was a decent trail past the Carnegie Science Center to the west, but it ended way too soon.  Of the trails I’ve ridden, Pittsburgh’s are the worst.  Maybe tomorrow I’ll have found a route on the streets … and found some hills.  I had less than 400 feet of climbing this morning.  It was a slow ride, but unfamiliar trails in the dark are like that.


This Ride: 21.5 miles
Malaria Campaign: 1,498.2 miles
Funds Pledged: $749.1
Contributed in support: $1,903.60

Total = $2,652.70

From → Cycling

One Comment
  1. Mr. CATSOE permalink

    Indeed unfamiliar trails do hold some surprises.. especially in the dark. And, truthfully, even familiar trails ridden in the dark can surprise. I’ve been retired in South Florida for almost 2 years; and the steepest climb I’ve found is a toss-up between a nearby overpass that crosses over I-95, and my neighbor’s driveway..!! I incorporate them both in my rides.
    Do miss the “North Trail” and the hills of Westchester County, NY

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