Could This Be the Start of the Riding Season?
Well, here it is, the end of the first week of January, and the temps are warm enough to ride! No, I didn't move to Florida or something like that since I last posted, it is just good old fashioned Indiana weather!!
I had several projects to do around the house, and the ride was to be my reward. I didn't get out of the road until the middle of the afternoon, so it wasn't along ride.
I started out under the gray blanket of clouds, it was not any form a pretty day, but it was in the middle 50's, and I have learned that in January, you take what you can get.
I headed out east on Tenth Street, passed Washington Square Mall, and until the street ends into a an apartment complex in Cumberland. I went south on Muessing to Washington Street, jogged a little, and heading further south on Muessing. It winds through some nice scenic areas. As scenic as this sub-urban area can get.
When I go to US 52, or Brookville Road, I just didn't feel like taking it back home yet. After a very short jaunt, I turned south on Kitley Avenue. It wound through woods and farmland, carrying me east and south. I am sure I had to take a few county roads along the way, but eventually I ended up on I-74.
Not that I like the highway, because I don't, but I knew the bike needed a little stretch at speed. This way would lead me back to the city is quick time.
I-74 becomes Southeastern Avenue after crossing 465. I kept on that road until Arlington, and then headed north. I would cross over Washington Street, and take Pleasant Run back to 10th Street. Running East for a few more blocks until I made it home.