Monday September 4, 2006 Pete and I
had the day off work due to the Memorial Holiday. We decided to do a
morning ride to continue this long weekend of many bike rides including
our 2nd century ride we had just completed three days earlier.
We weren't hungry yet when we past
near our regular breakfast spot the Greek Island, so we kept riding a bit
longer before stopping for breakfast. We continued on toward
downtown Rochester and then headed south. When we got near Avon Road
we decided to stop at the Burger King for something to eat. One of
the few good things about Burger King is that you can get your meal
relatively fast and be back riding without wasting too much time.
After the Burger King we kept going
south a ways down Rochester Road. It was a very nice morning for a
ride, decent weather and not too much traffic. I think everyone was
taking advantage of the holiday by sleeping in. Not Pete and I, we
were out at the crack of dawn looking for adventure on our bikes. We
really didn't find much adventure, but we did have a nice relaxing workout
pedaling our way around town. Sometimes it is nice to have a simple
uneventful ride. These type rides aren't real exciting and they
certainly don't make the most interesting stories, but they are fun none
We cut over to the east side of the
street and road through the Hampton complex on our way to John R Road.
Once we got to John R we started to head back north. We cut through
downtown Rochester again, this time on our way home. We took Walton
all the way to Adams, which is a bit unusual for us. Typically we
cut through side streets just west of Livernois for our return trips.
After all the riding we did this
long weekend, it was a good idea to get out one more time this day and do
a nice relaxing ride. We ended up going a little further than we
planned, but sense we rode at a relatively slow pace it was not a taxing
ride at all.
Even though this ride story isn't
the most exciting, we are lucky as a community to be in the middle of a
very special and exciting Detroit Tiger baseball season. The
Tigers have been having a story book year thus far and it has actually
been fun being a baseball fan again. No matter how far they end up
going in the playoffs I think we can all agree this has been one of the
best baseball seasons for Detroit and all of Michigan area in a very long
time. Thank you Jim Leyland and all of the Detroit Tigers.
Following are the statistics from the ride, 20.0 miles
total, 24.5 max mph, 1 hour and 55 minutes time on bikes and 10.4 average