coffeeneuring #6

 since the gated  was removed, people use kinnan as an dumping ground

since the gated  was removed, people use kinnan as an dumping ground

I wanted to ride longer to make up some miles (I had to skip my ride the day before.) One easy way to ride longer is to go through Flatwoods Park. There is a 7 mile paved loop for cyclists and runners.

 this is stuffing not loads of cottonwood pollen

this is stuffing not loads of cottonwood pollen

I went out to Mansfield and rode across the gap to Kinnan. I turned at Brockton and rode that to Cross Creek. I was planning on turning east but as I sat waiting for the light to change, decided to go through Cory Lake Isles. It is a gated community but usually allows for cyclists to ride through. I hadn’t been through CLI in over 10 years. I had forgotten that the road was paved with bricks instead of asphalt or concrete. It made for a bumpy ride. It would have been even worse a year ago when my tires were only 23mm wide. Because it is a gated community, I didn't feel it would be smart to stop and take photos.

 cory lake isles

cory lake isles

I followed the main road out to Morris Bridge. Morris Bridge has been repaved since I have been on about year ago. The bike lane is much better. The only obstacles are low branches.

 they provide water at 4 spots around the 7 mile loop

they provide water at 4 spots around the 7 mile loop

I turned west again at Flatwoods. There were few people riding and running. I like how quiet it is during the week. The path had also been repaved and even widened in some areas.

I was back on Bruce B Downs and busy traffic. I crossed at the light and went south a couple of blocks to the shopping center. I saw no bike rack and locked my bike up to a sign post.

Since I had already been to Smoothie King at another location, I tried another smoothie. I ordered a Peach Papaya Greek Yogurt Smoothie. There are a couple of tables inside and I saw for a few minutes. I took the rest of my smoothie and rode back home via Bruce B Downs.