Friday, April 3, 2009


A couple of weeks ago, I decided to ride all 40 road  rides in the Knoxville bike routes book. I figured it would be a good way to explore some roads I might not hit otherwise. Here we are, a few weeks and an awesome new bike later, and I've hit the 25% mark with 10 routes down and 490 miles. 

"Melton Hill Park"

This route ended up being a nice 25 miles I was able to squeeze in by leaving work early on wednesday. Moderately hilly, but not bad. I think I'm finally starting to learn some of the roads out west. Maybe on the CBC ride I'll actually know where I'm going, and I won't look confused when certain people ask me questions about the roads and routes out west and wonder how I don't know any road names after being on them more than a dozen times...

"Loop through Norris"

Yesterday I decided to do a double, with 2 routes in North Knoxville. Both were full of rollers, and had 4 or 5 bigger climbs... The one on Conner road (at the end of each profile) especially sucked, even more so since I had to do it twice. Finished up with right over 80 miles with a few wrong turns / bonus miles. The legs are finally starting to turn over well after a not so good January and February. Getting closer...

"Hill Street Blues"


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