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A New Trail

The powers-that-be have been working on a multiuse trail atop the Chesterfield Levee for a while. My understanding is that it’ll encircle the Valley, providing a 17 mile loop. Sounds pretty cool.

This morning, Darla mentioned that it was really nice outside, so I figured I’d go tackle this paved trail. And ya know what? It was a very cool ride.

I rode from one end to the other, dead end to dead end, which was just a tick under 16.5 miles. I was thrilled to be able ride that distance! I even sprinted up the few hills on the course.

And, as I used to, I stopped to smell the roses here and there, taking photos and detours, and treating this ride more like touring than training. That’s the way to do it!