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Time: 02:56:52 Route: Swamp Rabbit Trail Distance: 38.36 miles
Avg Speed: 13.01 mph Max Speed: 34.10 mph Altitude Gain: 0 ft
Terrain: Road: Hills Bike: Trek …monda ALR Road Club: Clydesdales
Weather Conditions: Overcast to mostly cloudy skies with temps from 63 to 73 degrees and winds from 1 to 5 mph
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 A Real Blast
Today I rode the Trek from home to get up and down the trail. I stopped at the SRT to check out how the tires from the tire pull had been used. There were 8 of them cleaned, painted bright colors, and stacked into a tower filled with dirt or mulch for the kids to play in. I saw another pair of tires cleaned and painted and used as planters. I headed on north but when I crossed Watkins Bridge Road there was a fire truck, an ambulance, two rescue vehicles, and a car at the intersection. After I had crossed the intersection and gone about 2/10ths of a mile there was a rescue ATV and a pair of bikes down. I donít know what was going on, but it was very strange. I stopped at the railroad car at Furman for a drink, refilled my bottle, and moved the bike lock cable from the back of the top tube to the head tube. That made it more comfortable to ride. I rode around the lake at Furman then on to Travelers Rest and then the north end of the trail. I rode on to White Horse Road Extension to turn around. From there I headed back south again rounding the lake at Furman and stopping at the RR car to get a drink from my bottle and refill it once again. I rode on south and once I was in Cleveland Park I started noticing several workers in yellow vests stationed along the trail and roads. A loud horn went off and one of them stopped me on the road. He said that it would be 5 to 8 minutes for a blast. I talked with him about the Big Dig and how they were doing some of the things with it. I also finished off my water bottle. Then another set of horn blasts went off. About a minute later there was a pop, then what sounded like a string of firecrackers and a loud boom. A few seconds later there was a very intense boom. He said that it would be another minute. After that minute passed the horns sounded again and he allowed me to pass. I made the big climb home and rode by Miguelís house, but it looked like he wasnít in so I didnít stop.


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