I had the opportunity to cycle the roads near Seminole State Park in southwest Georgia over the Thanksgiving holiday. I was very fortunate to be able to share the holiday with family and also get out to burn off a few calories on some very flat straight roads, but what a joy it was to get out and explore some of these rural roads in south Georgia. The temperatures were pleasant enough to wear summer gear, but with the open fields and some stiff wind it was an effort to hold speed at times. I cannot imagine how hot it must be to cycle these roads in the summer, but fall, winter and spring must be really sweet.
It did not take long to feel at ease with the roads and the drivers that I encountered were very friendly. When passing they gave me plenty of room. Perhaps flat roads are not everyone's sweet place to ride, but to me it is much like training indoors, but much more mentally stimulating. Certainly with the flat roads and winds at times there is plenty of opportunity to train at level for sustained periods of time.
|Lake Seminole within Seminole State Park|
|Harvested Cotton at Highway 39|
|Three Notch Road|
|Lake Seminole at Ray Landing|