by Harold Bridge
Laura Penner's injury on 96 Trax prompted
me to look at an improved route that avoids both sets of double
tracks. Using Allard Crescent instead of 96 seems to be a big
improvement, albeit with about 5 extra ks.
But they are nice extra ks! The control could be moved from Ft
L to Derby Reach as well.
I checked it out on bikely and maps and got it about right.
I need a purpose when going for a ride and decided this morning
to ride over the GEB to Ft L and do some route measuring. About
noon I got to Rawlison Cres and was preparing to turn round to
start measuring at the Glover/Rawlison tee junction. I had my
Ortleib H/B bag mounted.
Past experience should have warned me about how I set off when
a H/B bag is mounted and I did a face plant in the road! My brand
new Giordana jacket was soaking up a fair bit of blood while
I tried keep my broken specs frame on my nose. I seemed to well
enough to continue, but could see I might run into trouble dealing
with broken specs.
"Murry", athletic director of Trinty Western College,
stop his truck to render assistance and staunch the flow of blood
from my brow. Another pick up truck stopped and the woman climbed
into the cramped space at the back of the cab and my Mariposa
was comforted by the lush lining of the truck's box. They drove
me back to my truck parked at the south end of Harris Road and
I offered a couple of fives to cover the GEB toll. But they wouldn't
accept them. I also got a call from "Susan" this evening
checking up on me. Nice people!
The rest of the day was spent at the Docs, getting my knuckle
checked out, and waiting to be x-rayed.
But the bike is alright, except for one loose brake lever.
I got stuck in a line up on #7, otherwise I might have got to
the Optician's before they closed.
Oh well, I'm 19 kms closer to the CKAP 100,000, just need 4,384.
April 20, 2010