More core dump

Clearing the cobwebs.  Bear with me (unless you want to bare with me).

Put some new tires on the MTB.  Bontrager Select Inverts.  Good for the streets.  Not so much for wet fire trails.  Unless you like white knuckles, that is.

Climbed my fat butt up to the Fairview Township Park yesterday.  It’s only about 4 miles from home, but it took me half an hour to get there.  Coming back down was fun.  I didn’t realize just how fast I was going until the cars stopped passing me and I started to gain on the ones ahead.  Only 10 minutes to get home.  Wheee!  In all, about 15 miles yesterday.

I found myself at Negley Park Monday night.  That was a heck of a climb, too.  Coming down wasn’t nearly as fun as yesterday’s ride.  I think about 9 miles Monday.

5 miles so far today.  Pulling a trailer with children inside.  Hills tonight.

Last Friday morning the legs felt heavy, so I skipped the Critical Mass ride.  Kinda bummed about that, but I really didn’t feel like saddling up.  If’n yer interested, there are write-ups here and here.

I’m thinking about selling the Pentax 645 kit.  Not that I really want to, but it’s just not getting the workout it deserves.  And I could use the cashola.  FWIW, the A35 is one helluva good lens.

Up next:  The Tiger in the Pantry.


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0 Responses to More core dump

  1. cog says:

    Doesn’t Gromit have an A35?

    is it f/4 or what?

    Wanna answer some more q’s?

  2. the Sloth says:

    I think Gromit may have an A45. The A35 is f/3.5. Fire away.

  3. doc says:

    Our church softball team plays at the field behind Roof Park, and I’ve thought many times about riding there to watch the games. It’s only about 6 miles or so coming from the opposite direction as you, but I don’t like the looks of Rt. 177 right there as you approach the township building… too many blind turns with no berm, and traffic can get rolling pretty good coming down the hill.

  4. the Sloth says:

    Hey, Doc. That road has lots of blind curves and no shoulder, just as you described. Other than bombing downhill, it was not an enjoyable ride and I probably won’t do it again. I got really “lucky” and managed to get to the park just as a soccer game was ending. Do you have any suggestions for good bike routes between New Cumberland and Lewisberry?

  5. doc says:

    Unfortunately they all have some major hills. I think the safest route is going down Old York Road and grinding up over Reeser’s Summit. From there you could either turn onto Rt. 177, which involves another climb at Potts Hill, or keep on riding to Yocumtown, which means a big hill just before crossing over 83. Both are do-able, but tough.
    The other option would be to take the northern route over to Mechanicsburg/Upper Allen and then down towards Lisburn – more miles but far better road.