Riding the Eastern Shore

Back from a week at Chincoteague, VA with the family. I’m looking ahead to next weekend’s climb up Mt. Mitchell, so I took my bike and logged a few miles. The routes:

  • Oak Hill to Saxis. Beth dropped me at a nearby middle school, from which I followed several flat, straight roads to the Chesapeake fishing village of Saxis, and back. Going to Saxis I rode into a stiff headwind, so spinning at 18 mph was the order of the day. Coming back, though, it was into the big ring and holding 22-24 mph. With some meandering around I totalled ~33 miles.
  • Oak Hill to Onancock. I started this ride under cloudy skies, pedaling south into a moderate headwind, along straight and flat roads. How flat? I never exceeded 21 mph, but averaged 18 for the entire ride. Talk about consistency. Onancock is an attractive town on the Bay; I had about an hour to kill while waiting for Beth to pick me up, so I sat in the town square, where I met a group of locals heading out on their regular Tuesday ride. Total: ~30 miles.
  • Tour of Chincoteague/Assateague. This was a quick morning loop around the islands. Again, flat and straight. But I really needed to get in a ride. ~17 miles.

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