We were supposed to head up Highland Valley Road today for the Old Milk Run route, but an aversion to the steepness of the climb led us to take a kinder and gentler path - out to Jesmond Dene and back. At least we (Matt, Mike, and me) made it those shady groves this week. We kicked around the idea of a longer ride today, but had to scale back due to a couple of slowdowns: first a flat tire and later a broken spoke. Oh well, that's cycling too.
Next week, a classic route... Highland Valley Loop Date: Tuesday May 15, 2012 Time: 9:00am Scenic riding on Highland Valley Road, with plenty of hills.
This Thursday, 5/10, a long-distance Extra Credit Ride is in the works, route details are here. Let me know if you want to ride all or part. Clip-in time is 7:00AM and the pace will not allow for slacking. Full ride will take about 10 hours to complete.