This Sunday Anna, our friend Jennifer and I are riding the Chief Ladiga trail. It is a Rails to Trails project that runs from Anniston, Al to the Georgia State Line. 33 miles in, 33 miles back. It connects to the Silver Comet Trail, forming the longest paved trail in America (over 100 miles) which leads into Atlanta. I hope to ride the entire 100 mile ride in the fall. The Brocycle guys did it late last year (a rainy gross day, but they persevered)
We are all very excited and very nervous. It will be the first long distance ride for any of us. The weather looks good and we are pumped. Any advice for first time distance riders? The terrain looks pretty easy, although it seems to have a slight ascent on the way in.
It seems we will need some snacks, so I plan to bring Mick's pretty, pretty pink crate, although it will add some weight. Also planning to rig up a handlebar bag for one of us to carry tubes, pump, tire levers, multi tool. Too bad none of us have racks (well, I do but it is not pannier appropriate...attached to the seat post only).
If any other women want to join us, please comment here. The more the merrier.
oh, Anna and I will be riding this again May 17 (correction from what was previously posted) with Trisha from Let's Go Ride a Bike. So if you can't make it this weekend, you have another chance.
Wish us luck! Come and ride along! pray we don't get too many flats or die of starvation on the trail...