The humidity was still pretty brutal and the temperature was still rising, but now it just felt almost like a Texas summer day! A quick spray with my sunscreen and I was good to go.
The trail was roughly 9 miles around, and I looped it twice. It was chalk full of fully-shaded areas, lakeside biking, and it was pretty flat. It was also very twisty-turny and had something I’d never seen before on a bike path… a SPEED LIMIT. At first I definitely scoffed at it. This was ridiculous. But the further into the path I got, the more I realized how necessary it was! There were a lot of blind corners and it intersected with parking lots quite frequently. If you were really booking it around a corner and there was a biker or runner just outside of site, someone could get really hurt!
I was pleasantly surprised that despite feeling burnt out after the run, I felt great as soon as I got on the bike. The 18 miles flew by and I was back at my car for the last time. At that point I was definitely ready for some real food. I’d definitely go back there if I have time! Especially to kayak and then lay out on the sandy beach area. It’s really fun to get to explore a whole bunch of new places, the shine definitely hasn’t worn off yet a little over 2 weeks into this trip.