The days are officially getting shorter and shorter, since the clocks have been turned back this night. The cold and dark time of year is imminent, the temperatures keep dropping and heavy wind attacks make it even colder. Anyway, the sun was shining all day long, to make this day a really nice storm day, which was too good not to go riding, 10°C / 50°F
Distance: 18,31 km / 11,38 mi
Time: 2h 04m / 2,1 h
Average Speed: 8,7 kmh / 5,4 mph
Overall Distance: 1374,97 km / 854,34 mi
Overall Time: 4d 11h 38m
Today’s Ride #42:
Today’s Ride went all the way along the city’s most important highway. For me, this was the perfect approach to come across all the sights, that define the city’s skyline. As I found out during the tour, it was also a great way to improve my riding skills…
Right from the beginning, I tried to ride as close as possible to the highway. Most of the time, this was absolutely no problem, because many sidewalks next to the freeway are set up with bike lanes, but a big part of the ride was all about conquering and surviving really really broken sidewalks and ways on a roadbike. Plus, most of the time I didn’t even know, exactly what I’m riding on, because the surface was covered with dead leaves, sticks and something I like to call “freeway dirt”.
Anyway, I just took all of this as a challenge to improve my riding and tried to look at the good things of the ride: There are a lot of bridges crossing the highway. Standing in the middle of a bridge, you are able to get an awesome view of the freeway and a great shot with your camera. All of the bridges were accessible to bikes, which means there is some kind of “weird-looking-but-super-cool-to-ride-your-bike-on” ramp up to the bridge.
I tried to capture the coolest things along the way with my camera. Of course, there are still a lot of things I haven’t captured and I didn’t even make half the distance of the freeway, so I think this leaves the door open for “Along the Highway Part II”…