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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.



Bryant Creek Lake

They paved the road through the campground

“Corn and broccoli,” as Sarah calls it

St. Martin’s Catholic Cemetery



“The Untouchables” sculpture garden

More of the sculpture garden


Tulip Tree Road

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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