The other day, I saw on Doc’s blog that the LVRT finally got completed to Lebanon.
So yesterday, I went out to scope the new trail. I parked at the trailhead in Cornwall and rode to the point where the trail used to end, but it didn’t end. It went over the fancy new bridge, and it’s paved(!!!) all the way to 8th st.
Just before the bridge, there’s a new spur trail (also paved) that takes you to South Hills Park.
On the way back, I rode out to the park. It’s a nice park. I found a lovely bench in the shade and sat down to space out and relax for a while.
The trail is eventually going to go to the High School / Middle School, but you can pretty much ride there through the park now.
I gps logged the new parts of the trail, and you can now see the new hotness on OpenStreetMap.
So, I did a little digging in the TIGER data and the Yahoo Satellite images, and I was able to figure out where the proposed extension to the LVRT will be.
You can see it as a dashed blue line heading north out of Lebanon. In reality, it would get much closer to the eastern end of the SCRT, but I lost the railway in the satellite imagery after it crosses interstate 81.
In any event, it will be awesome to be able to ride all the way from Elizabethtown to the mountains without having to worry about traffic!
I went for a little cruise around Marysville this evening, gathering GPS tracks for OpenStreetMap. I rolled up to a stop light, and no sooner had I put my foot down, when a viscous, evil, snarling hell-hound sprang from the bushes and made like he wanted to eat me.
I jumped off my bike the tried to keep it between me and the fell creature. We must have circled each other – dog-fight style – a dozen times before his owner came out to see what all the fuss was about.
She seemed to be of the opinion that by keeping my bike between us, I was instigating her mutt’s aggression. She even went to far as to grab my handlebars a few times to try to make me stop.
As soon as I saw an opportunity, I wrested my bike free, jumped back on, and fled with all haste.
Today: 5 miles
August: 70 miles
2008 Utility Miles: 224
2008 Total Miles: 426 miles