Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lewes to Bethany

I nice morning ride to Bethany and back. Set out just before sunrise. I pocked around the back roads behind the shopping strip looking to parallel Rt1 but avoid the traffic on Rt 1 itself. I found a way that seems to bypass about 3 or 4 miles. I still had to ride through the outlet malls though. But at that hour the traffic was still light.

After turning around I stopped at Indian River Inlet to snap a few pictures. I don't think that surfer was getting much action. But the construction of the new bridge seems to be moving along.

From Summer Vacation 2010

From Summer Vacation 2010

Shortly after I stopped I noticed a yellow jersey growing larger in my rear view mirror. At first I was frustrated that he was pulling me in, but I didn't want to leave it all on the road with 20 miles to go and big plans for the rest of week. So I kept my pace. Well then he fell in behind me and started drafting. No introduction, no "by your leave" just tucked in behind me to catch a ride. It doesn't really cost me anything and he's the one taking a risk that I'll do something dumb, so I made sure to signal any glass or other hazards I saw and kept my cadence going. After about 5 min he'd caught his breath and pulled up alongside to say hi. He was in town vacationing from Tennessee. Quite a drive for the DE shore.

We were pushing in to a slight headwind and having someone to share the work with actually made for a nice strong finish. We alternated the lead until we reached the Midway Theaters on Rt1. I had to bail out there and cross the highway to pick something up at Staples. Never got is name, but for 20 minutes or so we made a good team then waved so long.

Stay tuned to this channel tomorrow for the 1st Annual Delaware Brewery Tour!!


  1. I am very envious of your coastal ridings! Tomorrow sounds like it will be great!

  2. I highly recommend riding at the beach. Tomorrow I've got several of our extended family here for the reunion lined up to ride from Lewes to Georgetown to Milton then back to Lewes. We'll stop to tour the micro breweries in both Georgetown and Milton. Maybe a few samples too. Should be great fun.