Friday, July 1, 2016

Smooth Riding

Hubby Tony and I enjoy getting out on our bicycles for exercise. However, the neighborhoods around our house have quite a few rolling hills and (speaking for myself) I prefer nice flat trails. That means putting the bikes in the car and driving to another part of the metropolitan area. Fortunately, there are quite a few routes that meet my specifications. Today we tried the River Des Peres Greenway, a new-to-us trail in South St. Louis.

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The Greenway is located right on the St. Louis City/St. Louis County border.  It follows the River des Peres, a tributary of the Mississippi which is now more of a channelized storm drain.  As it followed the river, the trail passed by nice looking neighborhoods and crossed several major streets.  Just before Interstate 55 we turned onto the Carondelet Connector trail, which followed the Interstate and emptied out into Carondelet Park.  We veered onto the bike path that wound through the park.   Because we missed our turn we made a complete loop around the park and half of a second, then left the park and rode on surface streets until we got back to the river.

There were only a couple of slight inclines during the trip, and I was able to complete the leisurely 12-mile using just my bike's middle gears.  That's my kind of ride!

Five years ago today: Bar None

1 comment:

  1. Good for you guys, great exercise and scenic too.