Wed. Nite Ride - Northeast Passage now open!
The City of Huntsville has just finished paving the .7 mile connector between High Mountain Road and Old Gurley Road, which runs parallel to Highway 72 east. It is now possible to ride from downtown to all points north and east without riding on Meridian Street, Chase Road or Moore’s Mill Road. The cut-through saves about 2.0 miles if headed to Dug Hill Road or Gurley. (Better still, High Mountain Road is now connected to the East end of Oakwood Avenue. You can now bomb back into Five Points from the east without having to cross Highway 72. You could even do a mini double mountain slam by humping it up the end of Oakwood at 16 percent and then finish the loop on Dug Hill Road by climbing back over Monte Sano from the Hampton Cove Side. Over 4 miles of climbing on a 22-mile ride. Sick!)
Join us at Bicycles Etc. (611A Meridian St.) at 5:30 PM on Wednesday to check out this new route out of town. We’ll do the sunset loop over the east side of Four Mile Post road, which is now about 26.5 miles instead of the usual 29 miles or so. The shorter route will give us more time to drink beer after the ride.
Check out the GPS of the route at this link at Motionbased.com.
(Yes, Virginia, it is a hill.)
We’ll see you Wednesday evening.