Today was a fantastic May day, which called for a Sunday morning ride.
South River Road has been closed for the past two weeks, as construction has begun on the widening project. Â The work will a fresh surface with a bike lane on each side. Â Also, the Wabash Heritage Trail will be extended from the US231 bypass to Fort Ouiatenon as a wood chip walking trail. Â The road is already a popular cycling route, and the wider lanes with a bike lane will make it safer for everyone.
Since it was the weekend, I decided to ride on the closed road, and soon found out that many others, both bikes and cars, were making the same decision. Â So, other than the really poor pavement conditions, it was like a normal ride.
When I started climbing the hill on State Street, I was reminded that I haven’t ridden much this year. Â My legs were complaining.
The cool air and grey skies actually made for a pretty good ride.