With some time to kill and a destination of Delhi in mind, I set out on my CX bike to do a little bit of back road pavement / gravel riding for the afternoon. The rain stopped and it actually started to get sunny out. The plus temps and rain had made a mess of the trails, but I can't complain about 8 degrees in January.
I've made a little bet with myself to see if I can get 100 days of riding in for 2016. So far I'm on ride 4 with 10 days down. Not doing too badly. I'm also trying to get some base miles in to get some fitness for a ride coming up on Good Friday. There is a group that leaves from Tillsonburg every year and does a back road / trail tour down to Port Burwell and back, I just need to talk to the right people to get an invite for it, luckily I know a few people who are in the loop for this ride.
Norfolk is home to some pretty spectacular road riding, there are lots of forest covered, paved back roads to ride on with next to no traffic.
On the South side of Highway #3 there are county forest plots dotting the landscape. These plots are anywhere from 50-300 acres each. I've spent alot of time riding in there plots of forest and there are old trails running though and connecting most of them. I was out here all the time back when I rode ATV's and dirtbikes. These forest plots also have natural gas wells and lines running all through them with a few compressor stations along the way.
There are not too many gravel roads in Norfolk County. For whatever reason, it seems nearly all back roads have been paved, which is great for road riding but isn't all that great for gravel grinding. I rode a familiar stretch from Lyndoch into Delhi, one of the few gravel roads remaining in the Delhi area. Even the old "Duke's of Hazard Road" as well called it has been paved, lots of memories out there too where my friends and I practiced to become world class rally car drivers.
Delhi is surrounded by farmland and bush with a few houses dotted along the way. Lots of memories of dirtbikes and snowmobiles out here, this isn't big city living thats for sure.
The Bric...._ mountain biker, road rider, heavyweight gear abuser. Built like a brick sh*thouse. No bike is safe.