While Susan is recovering from her broken elbow — and not yet able to drive, I am finding interesting new rides and new ways to get to old starting areas.
Primarily, I started exploring the local roads that go from my house to one of our club’s starting points.
To my surprise, though flat, they are wonderfully rideable.
I have already created loops from 10 to 25 miles for my shorter rides.
For my 30 -45 mile rides, I have 11 miles flat from my home to the club start point, then however many miles of hilly terrain I want that day, then 11 miles flat to get home.
This allows me to keep a higher ride average than an all hilly ride would be.
The point is, we all probably have roads and routes to explore for a nice change of riding routes.