In an effort to try and get in one last ride before we left for home, I went out today after the Sea Witch Festival Parade. The Junction and Breakwater Rail Trail seemed to be a good goal for the day; it was windy, overcast, and chilly. The ultimate goal was to ride up to the Cape May/Lewes Ferry terminal and ride back.
The rail trail is awesome. I wouldn’t suggest you ride it on a road bike, but on my hybrid, the crushed stone trail was alright.
The odd thing is that the trail essentially ends in the middle of a subdivision. I then wound my way round over to Lewes, and stopped at the beach.
When I describe the day as windy, in the parking lot adjacent to the beach, pedaling almost all out, the best I could manage was about 8mph.
Had a very European moment, went inside and got a cappuccino. Helped to warm me up for the ride back.
The farmer’s fields adjacent to the trail were full of fertilizer, making for a stinky return.
Did not see Al Roker or any of the Weather Channel folks hanging around; guess they were inside the hotel instead of standing outside in the wind.
After going back down the Avenue, I stopped off at All Wheels for my 90 day checkup. They adjusted my shifters as I was having difficulty shifting into 7th and 5th gears. Really happy with how my bike shifts now.
They had a bike that reminded me of one that Dirt was riding on the Arlington Fun Ride.
They had a really nice Z5 with a 105 gruppo, and a Madone 3.1 that I was drooling over, but I’m still 13 pounds from a road bike, so I took that as motivation and rode home.