Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Road to Waldron
A tinge of Autumn.
Exploring new areas.
I took Mill Street from Parkville west. It turns in to NW River road. I then took the spur to the left. This road followed the RR tracks to Waldron. After going through Waldron I took the first right up a long steep hill. This gave me the work out I needed for the day. I crossed 45 hwy and then went up another hill. Seeing more hills ahead, I felt I had enough and turned around.
Going back down that long hill I got up to 30 mph. There is one stretch east of Waldron where the road turns to gravel. Railroad workers were flying west as I was headed back east. The dust was thick that they kicked up but there were only 5 trucks that went by. Other than that the road was quiet. I enjoyed the fall colors that were starting.
When I got back to Parkville. I enjoyed a root bear float in the shade.
Total miles 19.4
I felt good on the ride and the long hill did not wear me out. My 3 day average after today was 20.4 miles. The highest for me so far.