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Low Gap

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

On Sunday, I decided to try going for a longer road ride to see how my finger would fare. I decided to try riding the Morgan-Monroe forest ride, which is about 35 miles. I figured I could turn back sooner if my finger was bothering me.

I got all the way up to the state forest without incident and felt pretty good, so I decided to extend my route a bit by riding down Low Gap. I figured this would add about 5 miles to my ride, but I underestimated it. I really added more like 10 miles. My finger handled it just fine — the only times it bothered me much were when hard braking or riding through rough sections. One bump in particular I didn’t see coming and didn’t have time to unweight my hand before I hit it — that one caused me quite a bit of pain. Otherwise, no major problems.

It felt great to ride, especially since I was able to do a ride of decent length. I’m still being extra cautious about my rides — I can’t do long rides like this too frequently yet, but I see definite improvement. Here are a few photos.

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Bryant Creek Lake

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They paved the road through the campground

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“Corn and broccoli,” as Sarah calls it

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St. Martin’s Catholic Cemetery

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“The Untouchables” sculpture garden

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More of the sculpture garden

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Tulip Tree Road

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Wide oncoming tractor

2 Responses to “Low Gap”

  1. MRMacrum Says:

    Alright! Back in the saddle again. Excellent. And as usual, some quality photos. Hopefully your finger will heal to the point it does not become a pointof chronic discomfort. I injured my right thumb/wrist area many years ago and for the last 10 years, I deal with pain whenever a sharp bump pops up I do not see coming. Anyway, glad you are back at it.

    Oh, I tagged you. For details go to my blog of July 15. As this blogging thing is totally optional for us all, so is playing the tag game. But I am beginning to believe there is such a thing as blogging Kharma.

  2. Doug Says:

    Nice to see you are back out on the bike. Really love the bicycle ride/picture posts you do! The countryside looks so lush and green.

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