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.
Further south I came upon a bunch of road construction on the 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.
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.
Further north on High Street the Cap City Half Marathon was finishing up.
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.
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.
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.
Back to Whetstone Park, 26 miles.
P.S. The traffic in the North Side Fix was God awful.