Hey everyone. Today was a gorgeous day for cycling, so I drove up to the Virginia Capital Trail in Richmond. The entire trail from beginning to end (Richmond to Jamestown or vice versa) is 52 miles.
I've done that distance 3 times but today my ride wasn't that long. Here's where you start out if you begin on the Richmond side.
At any rate, this was my route today.
I did an out-and-back that took me to a oasis called 4 Mile Park.
Once there, I dismounted and took a brief break. As I said, it was a perfect day for cycling.
I averaged about 13 mph. It's slower outbound than inbound because the return trip is net downhill. By the way, history is a big draw for this trail. This is just one of the many historical markers you will find while biking.
And, if you're a farmer like me, you will enjoy all the agriculture along the way, including wheat fields like this one.
Acres and acres of soybeans.
And a handful of cornfields.
All in all, it was a fun day. I got in a total of 22.5 miles and hope to get in even more miles in the weeks ahead. There's no way I am ever going to improve my triathlon bike times without training, right?