I got an invite to join a Westchester Cycling Club gravel ride starting at the Roxbury Town Hall. Since I worked late Friday and didn't get out on the bike I decided to ride to Roxbury from my house, which is only 12 miles. It was misting when I left the house and contemplated going back for a jacket but it was so warm to start and it was supposed to get warmer as the day went on so I pressed on.
In Bridgewater it was still misting but as I descended Rt 67 into Roxbury it actually started to lightly rain.
We made our way over to the Shepaug Railroad bed and then through the tunnel. Everyone was amazed with the tunnel.
I pointed out to Nick the trail we usually ride up to Ferry Bridge but he decided to stick with his route.
I lead the way to biking trail which starts up a little incline south of the parking lot and then we rode down to the old railroad bed portion where bikes are allowed.
Bombing down Finlay I actually got a little air off one of the flat sections at the point where it descends again but the Garmin didn't register it. Turning onto Church Hill I was with two other riders and by the time we got to Walker Brook we stopped and waited for everyone else but no one was riding up the hill. So we all headed back down the hill to the start of the climb on Wheaton and found that those following Nick, the ride leader missed the turn. They doubled back and we climbed back up Church Hill again. Funny, but that climb didn't show up on ClimbPro - go figure!
Then over to Dorothy Diebold, Lower County, Old Roxbury and up Grassy Hill and then along East Woods Road.
There was a Woodbury cop parked at the main terminal and must have been waiting for a VIP to fly in or something because technically he wasn't in Woodbury.
He was pretty big and didn't look like he wanted any help. Just hope he didn't turn into a turtle pancake.