18.Sep.2012

Sep 18, 2012

Distance today = 56.81 km; Total distance = 11,812.10 km; Location = Bridgeport – 39 16.907′ N, 80 16.826′ W; Start time = 0828, Finish time = 1737

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/224384402

It was quite an eventful day in the end. It rained on and off all day, but not too heavily. I quite enjoyed the conditions.

The scenery was again spectacular, but very hilly. I chose quiet back roads, which was a mixed blessing. It was great until one of the back roads I chose using Google Maps turned out to be a dead end into prviate property. I ended up having to backtrack and lost 2.90 km. So, in the end I ran a soggy 59.71 km for the day, but only 56.81 km of it counts.

Right at the end of the day, I once again struck some disgracefully planned roads, where no thought has been afforded to pedestrians. These were not old roads – they were very new, and built to service the local shopping malls and fast food outlets. There was not a sidewalk to be seen. No wonder I see no-one else exercising; but there’s plenty of scope for them to eat fast food and drink 44 oz sodas.