Okay, I couldn’t really come up with a fancy or catchy title for this post. But this is great. It’s actually a dream come true. It turns out it is really easy for me to bike into my office. This is an added bonus and I’m so happy about this.
Where we live, we live very near the Silver Comet Trail. In fact, from my garage to the local access point to the trail is 2.5 miles. Now, the Silver Comet Trail is cool in its own right, but what’s really cool is that the city of Smyrna, GA has build the “Cumberland Connector.” Sadly, or suprisingly, there is hardly any info available online about the Cumberland Connector and where it goes.
So, door to door from home to office is going to be just around 10 +/- miles. That’s totally doable. So far, I’ve been parking at a grocery store / shopping center which makes my commute about 6.5 miles and I have the option of finishing my morning ride on part of a trail that goes into the Chattahoochie National Forest. It’s really great.
I have a good friend who has a bike shop right near the trail head of the Silver Comet Trail.
I bought a new set of cycling bibs, (which I highly recommend) and a new bike computer. So right now, my ride is around 6 miles (as I said) and it takes about 30 minutes to ride in. And I typically burn 480 – 640 calories, (remember, I’m a big fan of hear rate moniters, HRM’s).
As I mentioned, it’s been hard to find any good resources online, but I did find a nice PDF that explains the new and proposed trails in the area. I’ll include it here in case it helps you.
Awesome! Now, if you could just convince a few thousand more people to try this…. 🙂
My trip to Ravinia can be done on foot but there are no sidewalks on Hammond for much of it. This makes no sense since there is MARTA nearby. So, you can take the long way around the mall or cut through the parking lot.