Twenty-four miles into the ride, I was jarred from my pedaling reverie by the crackle and crunch of pebble's spraying from beneath my ROAD tires. Mr. Helms did it again, he planned a ride traversing a dirt segment!
He should not have done it, but alas, contemplate his dilemma; a half mile ride on the High Bridge Rail Trail or a slightly longer ride on the four-lane Route 460? His choice was understandable. Given the fact that the remainder of the 39.6 mile ride was filled with long stretches when cyclists could roll at 18-20 mph and all the hills were benign, it"s difficult to render harsh criticism. Therefore, I shall close this writing with no further ado!