Bike Ride – May 2, 2015

We finally had a Saturday where both the weather was nice and I had no commitments.  The weather today was actually beautiful.  As is often the case, I started at Whetstone Park and headed south on the Olentangy Bike Trail.

I posted a picture of this building under construction on November 16, 2013.  Here’s the finished product.  (This is Tuttle Park looking south towards campus.)

This is from the same spot, Ohio Stadium on the left, St. John Arena on the right.

Further south I came upon a bunch of road construction on the trail.

Olentangy Bike Trail

They put a ramp up to Goodale Street.  I decided to pull over onto the ramp to take a picture.  Unfortunately, the ramp had a rather high lip at the start.  When I hit it I lost control and did my version of a trapeze act as I flew over the handle bars of my bike.  I crashed approximately where my bike is parked below.

Olentangy Bike Trail

As luck would have it I wasn’t seriously injured, just some scrapes (five fingers, knee & chin) and embarrassment.  Some of the construction workers and a young lady on the trail came over to check on me.  Everyone was very nice.  One of the construction workers got a first aid kit and I applied band aids to my fingers.  I continued the ride.

Picture of downtown from North Bank Park.  I was trying to be artistic with my photo composition.

Downtown from North Bank Park

I posted a picture of this building under construction on September 27, 2014.  It’s come a long way since then.

250 South High Street

Further north on High Street the Cap City Half Marathon was finishing up.

Cap City Half Marathon

The celebration was in full swing at the Columbus Commons.

High Street was closed for the race so I went east to 4th Street which was real busy because of the High Street closure.  On the corner of 4th and Gay Street are some nice fairly new condos that extended for over a block east.

Gay Street Condos

A little north and east of there at Normanday & Long are the new Normandy Condos.  I posted a picture of them under construction on May 11, 2014.  They’re looking good.

Normandy Condos

I’m glad they’re building lots of residences downtown.  It will add some life on the weekends.  There have been times when I’ve felt all alone downtown.

Up in the Short North is this building I posted a picture of on September 27, 2014.  Here’s what it looks like now.

Short North

You may have noticed that the theme of this post is updates on construction sites I have previously visited.

Back to Whetstone Park.  When I got there I still felt pretty good, despite planting my face in the concrete earlier, so I went a little further north to Antrim Lake.

Antrim Lake

Back to Whetstone Park, 26 miles.

P.S. The traffic in the North Side Fix was God awful.

About Tracy M

I live in Lewis Center, Ohio & recently retired from JP Morgan Chase. I enjoy many outdoor activities and do a lot of biking. If anyone would like to join me for a ride just let me know.
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5 Responses to Bike Ride – May 2, 2015

  1. Ceena Dinovo says:

    Glad you weren’t seriously hurt! Can you sue the city?

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Jon Baxter says:

    You haven’t sent bike pics in so long, I thought Columbus (and you) had vanished. What do those condos cost, who usually buys them? It’s probably the rich people who work for Chase! Sorry you hit the bump in the road, but it sounds like you’re fine now.

  3. Sue McCambridge says:

    Ii thought that the before and after pics of the bldgs. under construction were interesting. The 270/23 intersection has been a mess ever since the construction of 270 and likewise for the 315 intersect. Almost anything has to be an improvement if they ever get it done.

  4. Evil says:

    Looks like a beautiful day. I hope to come visit sometime soon.

  5. Pingback: Bike Ride – September 5, 2015 | Mostly About Nothing

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