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Just riding around

Up on Holgate Lane

You don’t realize just how fast it is to take the Springwater Trail out to Boring until you try to avoid it because of the plague. My choices were to take side streets (including Holgate Lane, which is a mile of 4-6% uphill on cobbles – possibly not the best routing choice, but very scenic!) or roads like Powell Blvd and highway 212, which are somewhat flatter but not particularly scenic (though the east end of Sunnyside Road is really nice because it’s evenly graded and has little enough traffic so that I never felt like I was in danger of being shoved off the pavement onto the massively eroded shoulder.

~38 miles RT, at a whopping 13.3 mph with my body complaining bitterly for the last 15 miles of the loop :-)