RR: Boring but nevertheless a ride



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Zilla

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After 2 months of cold, ice, snow, rain, and 2 weeks after a minor birth-control surgery ("v"), it
was 80 deg F and sunny and I just had to ride. So I checked out the American Tobacco Trail which is
part of the NC Rails-to-Trails system.

http://www.ncrail-trails.org/trtc/PHOTOS.HTM

The completed portion goes for 6.5 mi. 1 way of "paved" trail about 6' wide, with a 1' shoulder on
each side. It snaked through the town of Durham NC. I thought some of it was going to be dirt but I
was wrong - it was all paved. I rode the first couple of miles on my (overkill) FS (the only bike I
have) on the pavement but I got tired of the hum the knobbies made so I started riding on the
shoulder - much better. After all I had a mountain bike. At least I was riding on dirt now, and the
hum disappeared and my tires don't wear out as fast. I rode the one way non-stop (only
6.5 mi. remember?) and I was, to my surprise, not tired at all. I met a couple of joggers and a kid
on roller blades going the opposite way. Once I got to the end of the trail, I took five,
stretched a little, and then headed back. I met the same joggers and kid on roller blade again,
and a couple of other bikers. My allergies started to get the best of me and I was sneezing and
sniffling and blowing out jonesies while riding. I finally made it back to the car and checked out
my bike 'puter, which read, 13.0 mi. total, avg. speed of 12 mph, total time of 1 hr and 2 mins.
Again amazinly I wasn't tired - even after 2 months off the saddle.

Tomorrow the single tracks should be opened so I'll be riding them for a much less boring ride. But
like I said, it was a ride! And it felt good to the body and soul...

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Chris Breen

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"Zilla" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> After 2 months of cold, ice, snow, rain, and 2 weeks after a minor birth-control surgery ("v"), it
> was 80 deg F and sunny and I just had to ride. So I checked out the American Tobacco Trail which
> is part of the NC Rails-to-Trails system.
>
> http://www.ncrail-trails.org/trtc/PHOTOS.HTM
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> Tomorrow the single tracks should be opened so I'll be riding them for a much less boring ride.
> But like I said, it was a ride! And it felt good to the body and soul...
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Zilla, sounds like we are in the same area. Which trails do you ride? High School? New Light? The
weather has sucked here for riding, hope they dry out fast. Cheers, Chris.
 
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Bill Wheeler

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On Thu, 3 Apr 2003 17:55:05 -0500, "Zilla" <[email protected]> wrote:

>After 2 months of cold, ice, snow, rain, and 2 weeks after a minor birth-control surgery ("v"), it
>was 80 deg F and sunny and I just had to ride. So I checked out the American Tobacco Trail which is
>part of the NC Rails-to-Trails system.
>
>http://www.ncrail-trails.org/trtc/PHOTOS.HTM
>
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Nice Zilla. Have you ever ridden the Tsali trails? I'll be checking them out in August. I read that
they're some of the best in NC. Just wanted to see what you think.

Peace, Bill The mind serves properly as a window glass rather than as a reflector, that is, the mind
should give an immediate view instead of an interpretation of the world.
:-]
 
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