Bike Path Is A Go!

Construction on a new bike path linking Fairview Park to Greendell Park, which is just north of 121 (Pershing Road) is about to begin.  The construction was set to begin last year but due to funding issues and high bids the project was put on hold.  It’s a go now.  I’m very much looking forward to the path’s completion.  It will be just west of the Ravina/Home Park area – my neck of the woods.

I took my bike out for a spin last night and this morning and I’m definitely going to have to work up to riding all the way to Fairview Park and back.  I don’t think I’d try it now without an ambulance riding behind me.  My thighs were like jelly after my short ride this morning.  I thought walking three miles a day on the treadmill would have me better prepared – nope!  Entirely different muscle groups are involved.  I already have a new bicycle seat ( or saddle if you’re into bicycle jargon) on its way.  I’ve had my bicycle for 20 years and the seat it came with has no padding and no springs.  Why?  I have no idea.  That’s like having a sofa stuffed with crushed brick.  Needless to say, that seat is a torture device and it has to go. Should have gotten rid of it a long time ago.

Click here for an article with more details about the bike path.

5 Comments, RSS

  1. Kris

    Kris April 9, 2010 @ 11:33 pm

    Well, I got my new bicycle seat and aaah! Why I ever put up with that horrid excuse of a seat for the last 20 years, I’ll never know. Well, I know. I’m cheap! 😉

  2. Sue Barnhart April 13, 2010 @ 2:37 am

    well let me say – I’m pretty jealous – but this does sound cool!

  3. Sue Barnhart April 13, 2010 @ 2:39 am

    Just bring it on over to the Monroe park area next!

  4. Kris

    Kris April 13, 2010 @ 2:47 am

    You don’t have to be jealous – just come on over! I do hope the city gets more bike paths throughout the city in the future but it takes time. This path has been in the works for years. It took a long time just getting the property easements. I think they’re starting to work on it right now. I saw stakes in the ground where I think the path is going to be off of Westlawn. It’ll be a beautiful ride or walk through there in the Fall.

  5. Sue Barnhart April 14, 2010 @ 12:20 am

    It sure will be a beautiful ride. Decatur is a very pretty city when you take a good look. I’ll probably be trying it.

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