I've had my first bowl of cream of wheat, so fall is officially here. Now I just have to work off those carbs. I don't want to do it alone, so please join me on Sunday for a ride around the northern part of Jordan Lake.
This 43-mile route goes along the western side of the lake, up a short, steep hill on Lystra Road, back down Jack Bennett, across the lake, and then back to Southpoint via the American Tobacco Trial. I think this has us on an unpaved section of the ATT for about a mile, so we can tweak the route before we start, if y'all want to.
You can see the route here: http://goo.gl/maps/xReEo (though it may not display correctly on your smartphone). Turn-by-turn directions are below.
I'd like to do it at a modest pace, maybe[masked] mph, depending on the rest of you. We can split into groups if necessary. It will be a no-drop ride, but probably without an assigned sweep.
As of Wednesday, the forecast is for perfect fall weather on Sunday.
You'll need to bring a helmet, hydration and a spare tube, as always. I'd also recommend a snack.
1. Head south on Fayetteville Rd toward Chapparal Dr 0.4 mi
2. Turn right onto Massey Chapel Rd 0.9 mi
3. Turn left onto NC-751 S 0.4 mi
4. Turn right onto Stagecoach Rd 1.6 mi
5. Turn left onto Farrington Rd 0.4 mi
6. Turn left onto Farrington Mill Rd 2.0 mi
7. Continue onto Old Farrington Point Rd 1.7 mi
8. Turn left onto Farrington Point Rd 2.0 mi
9. Turn right onto Lystra Rd 2.3 mi
10. Head west on Lystra Rd toward Boothe Hill Rd 2.2 mi
11. Turn right onto US-15 N/US-501 N 0.9 mi
12. Turn left onto Manns Chapel Rd 2.1 mi
13. Head southwest on Manns Chapel Rd toward Fieldstone Ln 1.9 mi
14. Turn left onto Andrews Store Rd 1.7 mi
15. Head east on Andrews Store Rd toward Forest Ridge Ln 1.6 mi
16. Turn left toward Taylor Rd 0.3 mi
17. Turn right onto Taylor Rd 0.1 mi
18. Turn left onto US-15 N/US-501 N/Chapel Hill Rd 0.4 mi
19. Turn right onto Jack Bennett Rd 3.1 mi
20. Turn right onto Lystra Rd 1.0 mi
21. Turn right onto Farrington Point Rd 1.4 mi22. Continue onto Farrington Rd 0.7 mi
23. Turn left onto Marthas Chapel Rd 2.8 mi
24. Turn right onto NC-751 S 0.4 mi
25. Turn left onto Lewter Shop Rd 2.0 mi
26. Continue onto Morrisville Pkwy 0.5 mi
27. Turn left onto American Tobacco Trail 6.8 mi
28. Turn left toward S Bend Dr 223 ft
29. Turn right onto S Bend Dr 0.2 mi
30. Turn right onto S Heritage Dr 226 ft
31. Turn right onto Fayetteville Rd 1.1 mi
32. Make a U-turn at Renaissance Pkwy
Destination will be on the right157 ft