6 Day Southeastern CT Tour 2
Groton, New London, Waterford, Montville, Norwich, Preston, Ledyard
Day 2, Monday, August 18, 2014
3h 4m 11s
planned 40.7 miles) (actual 43.8)
Ledyard, Preston, N. Stonington, Stonington, Mystic, Groton
Today was another great cycling day, mostly sunny and not too hot.
The ride start was at the Ledyard Up Down Sawmill on RT 214, and longtime RFA supporter Jim Sullivan joined me for today's adventure.
The beginning of the ride was smooth and level, eventually riding past Foxwoods Resort Casino and turning onto Ross Rd. in Preston. This is when the "level" changed to "continuous" and for me "challenging."
Many of the back/country roads in Preston are quite hilly. This is part of Southeast CT cycling and I wanted my 6 rides to reflect that.
The ride ended by going down Shewville Rd. (north section) to RT 214, but there is a bridge that is being ripped out and replaced. During the past 2 weeks I road on Shewville and the workers let me walk my bike over the partially completed section, but today they wouldn t let us do that.
When we got there, they had turned off their machines and weren t even doing anything. Oh well! So we had to go down past the Casino to RT 214 Indiantown section to get back to Sawmill Park. It added 3 miles and more hills. I was quite worn out, but it was a good day!
(Click on the images below for a larger view of each photo.)
Me and Jim Sullivan
- great sign -