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Time: 03:07:59 Route: Old Buncombe & SRT Distance: 36.07 miles
Avg Speed: 11.51 mph Max Speed: 30.20 mph Altitude Gain: 1,212 ft
Terrain: Road: Hills Bike: Surly Straggler Touring Club: Clydesdales
Weather Conditions: -- myWindsock Report -- Weather Impact: 0.7% Headwind: 72% @ 4.1-8.7mph Longest Headwind: 51m 11s Air Speed: 11.9mph Temp: 74.9-77.5F Precip: 0% @ 0 Inch/hr
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 Busy Ride
I rode the Surly from home to Cleveland Park then took Cleveland Street into town. I rode out Washington to Hampton Station and took the Orange Line to Old Buncombe Road. I road up Old Buncombe but there was a bad wreck at Velo Valets and Old Buncombe was closed. There were at least 3 fire trucks and several police cars. I could see a vehicle laying on its side with it's nose into a telephone pole. I had to work my way through the neighborhood to get to the other side of the wreck on Old Buncombe. I took it up to the Lakeview spur and followed it to the Green Line. The trail was really packed for an afternoon day. I got off at Furman to put in my long loop there and they had a football game going. I think they were playing Mercer. In Travelers Rest cars and people were everywhere. They had a big Indie Art Festival at Trailblazer Park. I rode to the end then turned back and stopped at the TReeHouse for a cafe au lait and I bought a lemon/cranberry muffin for Cissi. I stopped to talk with Officer Mike just south of TR. I also stopped at the Cafe and there was a group playing giant Jenga in the overflow area. From there I worked my way through the crowd at Falls Park and climbed the big hill home.

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