Today was a beautiful day for a bike ride. I decided to ride to the Ridley Creek State Park, where I walk almost every morning. For those of you that pay attention to what I write, and I don't even do that myself, I cancelled my trip to ride across the state of NC. So a nice ride was really needed.
I rode to the park along the route that I used to drive every morning. Used to drive, because the road has been closed for well over a year for bridge repair. This is Gradyville Rd.
It is still closed, but I thought I would check out the progress.
This is the sad view. Nothing has been done, except for the fill.
Will they ever repair it? I hope soon because I am tired of driving the detour.
I was able to carry my bike over the debris and headed to the park,
over the reservoir
and past the stables.
Distance: 26.1 miles
Avg mph: 11.7
Time in the saddle: 2 hrs 12 min
Real Time: 2 hrs 40 minutes
There is a cushioned tape that wraps around the handlebars of a road bike to absorb road vibrations. Mine was falling off. I kept trying to repair it with electrical tape, but it wouldn't last for long.
My advisor, aka hubby, said "Take it to the bike shop to have it replaced".
I said " I learned how to change flat tires from watching You Tube, maybe I can learn to change the handlebar wrap the same way". And so I did.
I picked out silver to match the dragonfly decals on my bike.
I think you can learn almost anything watching You Tube.
Here's the link if you are interested.
BTW, I took lots of photos at our quilting getaway and would love to share them.
But, I can't find my camera, she says as she is pulling out her hair!!!!