Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The other part of the American Tobacco Trail

Ok so today I did as I said I was going to do. Go And search out the other end of the ATT. So now that I have done this I have ridden the whole thing now. This part I was on today is the oldest part but they just recently repaved it so it was a nice ride. A little annoying the way they have you cross roads. Sometimes they have you crossing right at busy intersections. I saw two different people not even stop. One that tried to keep going when I was waiting for traffic. She did stop but not till she had entered the road. Now tell me again about how these paths are supposed to be safer when people don't want to stop at the road crossings? Just amazes me the way people ride their bicycles. Here are pictures from today.

At least this trails ends somewhere. Just within site of the Durham Bulls Ballpark.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I'm Still Here

I haven't posted here for so long.I lost my job 7 months ago and now I have just been riding. You would think that with all this time on my hands I would ride more. But that is not the case. Oh I'm riding further on each ride just not 5 days a week. My miles are way off to say the least. Not working does depress you and sometimes I find I need to force myself out and ride. I need to stay on top of this so that when I go back to work I will be able to actually get there. Though in 7 months I've had 5 interviews but I haven't been hired. I'm always being told someone more senior then you was hired. I mean I have 18 years experience as a UNIX System Administrator. What they really mean is we found someone much younger and willing to work for much less. I just want to know when did I become old? It just snuck up on me. That is what I get for staying in shape. I don't feel old and I don't act old but I did become old. Well I rode some of the American Tobacco Trail today and here are some pictures. Oh and I have 45,265 miles on the bike now.

A picture of what the trail generally looks like in Wake County, Chatham County, and Durham County.

The trail must have ended at the last road crossing but there was no signs or anything just a sign that said authorized users only so I figured it continued on. I was wrong.

Just down the hill here it become impossible for me on my road bike to continue. Turns out that the trail did end back at the road. If you ride a couple of miles on the highway you can pick the trail back up for a few more miles I think. Maybe tomorrow I'll look for the other end.