It was a busy evening, but I had my heart set on a ride, so at dusk I set off for Messiah College.
I’m pretty fortunate when it comes to car traffic, but I do have to mention that last night a guy on a motorcycle decided to pass me in an intersection and then pull a right turn in front of me. Given how he was riding and his general appearance, I sense he was either “impaired”, playing chicken, or both. I missed him by about 4′, and gave him a nasty look that his partner on the other bike behind me had to see. I probably could have taken off after him, but I need to remember my age, and it probably would not have solved anything anyway.
When I got out to the college, I opted for a side road that took me into Grantham. We used to have relatives on my mother’s side who owned a general store, and I think I found the building which has been converted into an apartment. The main road is a dead end created by the building of Rt. 15. That makes the street very quiet and rather nice.
On the way home the lights came on and I opted to take McCormick Road which runs along the Yellow Breeches. ‘fantastic ride! This is a smallish two lane winding along the creek and nice houses for several miles. I also inaugurated the new bell by warning a woman walking her dog in the road – she turned when I passed and commented how she liked it!
The cooler air with the low humidity made for a great ride. The Brooks is steadily getting broken in.
Distance: 23.3 miles 2008: 961.7