2006.06.11.SUN.THE.GREENWAY

2006.06.11.SUN (03:00:26) (34.03mi) (11.3 mph avg) (30.5 mph max) (266mi ytd) (1104 ytd = plus walks *5)


 

   From: Zach
   Sent: SUN 11 JUN 2006
     To: Zach
Subject: 2006.06.11.SUN.THE.GREENWAY

2006.06.11.SUN.AM - The 'Complete Greenway Ride' (34 miles round trip).  Today I set out on Robert's Trek 6000 Mountain Bike with my GPS/HEART-MONITOR/CYCLE-COMPUTER.  I had on my riding pants but put on shorts over them and my CycleNC Bike Jersey.  I headed down Yadkin Drive and got on the greenway and headed up to Crabtree Valley Mall and on under Edwards Mill Road to the end of the greenway.  After turning around and riding back I set off for Shelly Lake and on to Longstreet.  Then back down the other side of Shelly Lake and on toward Root Elementary School near Lassiter Mill.  After crossing Crabtree Creek on Lassiter Mill Road I got back on the greenway and headed toward Wake Med.  At the end of the ride I went up the hill to the CVS pharmacy and got a bottle of water and a bottle of Gatorade and headed back.  When I got back to the Yadkin Drive Crabtree Creek area I was feeling strong and decided to tackle the hill going up to the North Hills Tennis Courts in North Hills Park.  I did then headed back up Davidson Street to the house.  A great ride.  I was out on the road for 3 1/2 hours and rolling for 3 of those hours. Here is a web page that has the GPS track of the ride and some pictures I took with my cell phone while riding: "Greenway-Ride" (this link is to the GPS file of the ride).

 

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My Dashboard: GPS - Heart Rate Monitor - Cycle Computer
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On the dam at Shelly Lake.
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On the trail a covered area going under a railroad bridge.
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On the trail a 'deck-tressel' that climbs out of Crabtree Creek Gorge.
 
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On the trail a covered area on the deck across the swamp.
 
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On the trail the deck crossing the swamp/shallow lake near Yonkers Road/Raleigh Road.
 
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On the trail: Entering the deck crossing the swamp/shallow lake near Yonkers Road/Raleigh Road from the Raleigh Road end.
 
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Here is the GPS Track of the whole Greenway Ride.  The northern most leg is up to Longstreet and around Shelly Lake both ways and the southeastern leg is to near Wake Med.
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Here is a zoom in of the ride out past Crabtree Mall and on up Crabtree Creek which will eventually be extended all the way to Umstead Park.
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This is the bit up to Longstreet and around both sides of Shelly Lake and Lead Mine Creek.
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And finally here is the ride down Crabtree Creek to near Wake Med.  This leg is about 9 miles. and features two covered parts under railroad trestles, an elevated part climbing out of Crabtree Creek gorge, a really big hill near the end, and two under passes under Old Wake Forest Road and Capital Blvd.

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