To answer some questions~<br><br>
Many paths are paved. Many are crushed limestone. I need time on my road/tri bike, so I will be searching out the paved ones. I got her new at the end of the 06 season, and 07 was a bust with knee surgery, so I gotta learn how to ride aero, learn how to fall, etc. all over again.<br><br>
The mike bentley site I found too. Seems like people just posting their routes on line. Some seem OK. Others not so much.<br><br>
We live spitting distance from 'rural'. If I go 2 miles west - nothing but corn and soybeans. I just probably need to learn how to do real roads. Bad thing is they don't call us here in Illinois flatlanders for nothing. No hills for training around here. Also, no one to go with me. Hmmmmm.<br><br>
I also gotta get over the 'fear' of being seen out on my bike. I know this is stupid, but I am the one on the tri bike you guys all pass. 2 years ago in Chicago (a race which I did not train well for) I got passed by some doofus riding the race course in a banana seat bike with a basket, and a rubber ducky on the handle bars(I don't think he was actually racing either). Not pretty & NEVER gonna happen again.<br><br>
I am also, ummm, not so attractive in tri gear. With helmet, glasses, etc. I am pretty unrecognizable but jeers & calls from stupid people out car windows still stings. I know - so jr. hi, but they it still stings.<br><br>
Time for J9 to just suck it up and get out there.....