A ride to the pool

We finally got my wife a bike, which means the whole family can finally ride together. For her maiden voyage, we rode from Peden Stadium to the Athens City Poo via the bike path. VWe carried all of our swim gear and lunch in the back of the trailer. We had lunch and swam with the boys for some time, then rode back to the car. It was also my son's first time off the trail-a-bike and on his training wheels. He had a hard time coming back to the car, but we managed. My youngest son did great in the trailer with his older brother, as it was his first time riding. It was a fantastic first family outing on bikes, and I am very excited about our future rides together!

Posing in front of the pool
 
Mom and son
 
Big man on his bike

Ride out to Strouds Run

Since Monday is my night to work, I often have the afternoon off. Assuming the weather cooperates and I’ve done all my chores, I have about 2.5 hours to do something fun.  Rainy days, I play video games.  On this sunny afternoon, I went for a bike ride.

The World Voyageur overlooks Dow Lake

The World Voyageur overlooks Dow Lake

Students practice their strokes in Dow Lake

Students practice their strokes in Dow Lake

The temperature was around 62 degrees.  I was fairly comfortable in shorts and my fluorescent long-sleeved Performance Century jersey.  I did have to unzip it a bit once I got to Second Street.  The route was as follows:

Grover parking lot to Bike Path to Currier Street, up Second Avenue (big hill) , across Columbia and out to Strouds Run State Park.  Ride around the parking lot loop, back to Columbia, down Madison, left on East State Street, Right on Hope, Bike Path back to Grover.  Total mileage was 16.8 miles, with 70 minutes of actual ride time.  Add 10 minutes or so for pictures, stop-lights, etc. The route map and details are below:

An absolutely gorgeous day to be on the bike. This is a great ride for folks who want to work some hills in, without getting too far away from town. I’ll definitely do the ride again soon.

Bike Path Ride 9/2/2009

Bike Path Ride 9/2/2009 from Chad on Vimeo.

Chris, Greg, and I went riding after work. We me up at Peden Stadium and rode the HockHocking Adena Bike Path all the way to Robin’s Crossing in Nelsonville and back. We averaged over 17 mph for the 29 mile ride. I haven’t been riding much this summer, so it was great to get a really good ride in. Video recorded with my Flip Mino and pieced together with FlipShare.