Hi everyone. Â I went on two rather long and fun bike rides this weekend. Â Here’s a quick rundown of the days’ events.
Saturday evening was the next installment in the ongoing series of Cycle Memphis rides. Â I’ve attended about half the rides so far and all have been really great. Â The ride was well-attended, despite the weather and the time of year. Â It’s always good to run into fellow cyclists and meet a few new people of like mind. Â Here’s a picture from the beginning of the ride, at the gazebo at Cooper and Young.
Maybe I need to invest in a better camera.
Anyway, the ride went east from Cooper-Young to Muddy’s Bake Shop, then back west via the familiar Shady Grove route. Â Here’s a map of the route we followed.
The ride left around 8:30 PM and arrived back at the intersection of Cooper and Young around 10:30 PM. Â I had a really great time, especially hearing this story from the inimitable Cort about a past bike race in Memphis.
On Sunday my wife suggested that we go on a bike ride together and run an errand in the process. Â I was very happy that she suggested this; it’s relatively rare that we ride together and, given how busy the past week was for both of us, it was nice to spend some time together.
My wife is a sporadic cyclist, so I was doubly impressed that she wanted to bike from our home to the Greenline, then to Target, then home. Â I could handle a ride like that with no problem, but I wanted to make sure that she enjoyed herself, so I let her set the pace. Â She was a champÂ for the entire ride, although I know that those last few hills on Southern were taxing. Here’s a map of our ride.
I do love a big, looped route like that. Â Plus a couple of hours riding with my wife.
That’s all for now. Â I hope your weekend was equally bike-filled and fun. Â I’ll be racking up some miles this week, so look for more stories about biking in Memphis.