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|My Waterford X-22 bike beside the Yadkin River at Tanglewood Park.|
It was an unusually warm day for November today. It would have been a perfect day to go on a ride of epic pa-portions, but I just wanted to have fun on my bike. On days like this I take my cyclo-cross bike. I call this my adventure bike since it has tires that are more suited to road and hard packed dirt riding than they are for cyclo-cross racing. The wheels that are presently on this bike have 700X28c "Ruffy Tuffy" tires. These are road tires that are larger than average and have a lot of puncture resistance built into them. They roll smooth on the pavement, and hold up well to off road riding. There isn't a deep enough tread pattern to work well in mud, but I just don't ride them off road unless the conditions are pretty much dry.
Today I rode over to Tanglewood Park, about a five mile ride, and made a few laps around on a route inside the park that I regularly take on this bike that incorporates many different types of surfaces. I always seem to have the most fun and get a good work out when I do this type of ride. Having fun is what riding a bike is all about for me. I look forward to my next adventure ride and am thinking of possibilities right now. Tanglewood Park is always a good destination. Hope your next adventure ride is a good one.
|A long fast section of double track across a grass field.|
|This section of single track trail is beside the BMX Track at Tanglewood.|
|Conditions were perfect for cranking out some speed in the big chainring on this long flat gravel road.|
|This is part of a multiple use paved trail that is almost complete at the park. Click here for |
information on this exciting new addition to Tanlglewood Park.
Below is a short video of a section of trail along the Yadkin River.
Music: Arctic Stomp by Terry Devine-King & Tom Jenkins