Buns of Steel

29 09 2006

Today we decided to take a stab at the Holcomb Blvd path. The path is quite hilly so we’ve been a little hesitant to ride it. The weather has cooled slightly so it made the trip even more enjoyable.

As always, we started from Bldg 24. We got on the path at the intersection of McHugh Blvd and Birch Street. The Birch Street path is mostly flat with a couple of wooden bridges along the way. It’s approximately 1 1/2 miles to Holcomb Blvd. These first two miles give your body the warm up it needs to tackle the upcoming hills.

The first 1/2 mile of the Holcomb Blvd path is flat; that changes as you cross Parachute Tower Road. From PT road to the Greenway turn, the path is very hilly with a few extremely steep and long inclines.

Buns of Steel Route

At mile 4, the entrance to the Greenway comes up on the left. This was our first time down the Greenway. The path is wide enough for 2 cyclists to ride side-by-side the entire way. Grass lines both sides of the path.

There are a few side paths we noticed near the end of the Greenway. We didn’t go down them but we’re interested in taking a look sometime in the future.

Route Stats:

Miles: 7.41 round trip

Time: 42 mins

Pace: 10.5 mh

Gmaps Pedometer page for this route:

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=468485

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