Saturday, April 11, 2020

30 Days of Biking - Day 11

Pandemic Spring

I waited till midday to go out and enjoy this glorious spring day but was disheartened to see flags at half mast commemorating those that lost their lives up to this point due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Still, I was going to make the best of it after two days of riding indoors and started out with a climb up Castle Hill to take in the view of Church Hill.

Perfect temps for Bib Shorts

I took a new route this time trying to get some more Wandrer miles by riding through Bethel to Redding and then taking Umpawaug Hill over to Route 107 which took me over to Georgetown, which by the way is named after one of my fore fathers on my mother's side of the family, George Abbott. Then I rode down Rt 57 to Cobbs Mill. During all the descents there was no hub noise but on these fast descents I did have to worry about the wind.

I stopped off at the defunct Cobbs Mill Inn to enjoy a Layla Bar.

The wind was keeping the temperatures kind of chill and while I brought a cycling jacket just in case I never needed it. 

Before I started my ride, the Voodoo fell over in the drive way and it would appear that my hanger got bent because as I was climbing Kellogg Hill I shifted into the spokes. Fortunately, I have a straightener at home that I am borrowing from a friend that I could fix it with.  I think I might have to get one for my tool box.

Riding down Lyons Plain, there were a lot of other cyclists and walkers that I covered up for, just in case.

Entering back into Newtown I noticed that the temperatures had fallen somewhat but I was still fine. I made one routing faux pas. After Eden Hill I headed up Hattertown Road to Mount Nebo but Mount Nebo is in horrible shape. Should have taken Hundred Acres.

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