Friday, June 15, 2012
At the end of another rough week in what has been a pretty rough year overall I finally got out on my bike yesterday and today. Both days I rode what I call the "Shiloh Circuit," which goes from my house to Old 37, north to Boltinghouse, but instead of going up the (insane) Boltinghouse hill, I turn back north on Earl Young, which feeds into Lentz Hill. Above the hill, I take a right onto Nehrt which ends at Robinson, which takes me over to Tunnel Rd, which takes me, finally, to Shiloh. If you've never ridden Shiloh, Southeast to Northwest is definitely the direction you want to go. It's more downhill than uphill that way, and it's a fun, curvy road to ride. Eventually, Shiloh ends at Anderson Road, which gives an option of a longer ride up Beanblossom into the Morgan-Monroe State Forest, or back to Old 37. The later option result s in a compact 20-mile ride, with 1450 feet of climbing. That's what I did both yesterday and today, and today my son Stefan joined me for the ride. Very therapeutic.