To get to the Dunwoody Marta station, from my current digs, there are a few alternatives, all of which are much better than riding down the ever busy, Ashford Dunwoody. My temporary digs is closer to Ashford Dunwoody, but I wouldn't want to ride it, even if someone paid me to do it. Ashford Dunwoody is very busy. I mean lots of cars, moving at 40-45 MPH. Constant chaos, if you ask me!
I am no stranger to cars, but it takes the fun out of riding the bicycle, if you have to deal with such intensity and density; if you know what I mean. Below is how Ashford Dunwoody looks during non-peak hours.
However, on Saturday morning, given I left around 0645 to catch the train, Ashford Dunwoody was quite empty and simply drove Brahma down Ashford Dunwoody, to get to the Dunwoody Marta Station.
The ride started and ended at the Elliott Street Pub - a cool pub, which I will show you more of, later in this post.
By the way, it was 39 degrees, earlier in the morning. So, I was happy I had on my convertible pants and a windbreaker.
Behold - the awesome crow/raven on the rack! Belongs to Jeff. More on this in a future post.one myself.
We rode through the Georgia Tech campus. Here is one picture of the campus.
High Museum of Art, for a few minutes, as I got cramps in my thighs. Chris, if you are reading this, remember our Mineral Wells Tour and my cramps? I think this time, it was not the dehydration that caused the cramps. But, rather the lack of practice riding hills. There is no shortage of hills in Atlanta. If I ride regularly, I am gonna lose some of the extra weight, which I have added on, by dining out more frequently.
On our home stretch, we saw the majestic Georgia State Capitol building in the distance. Something to check out, in more detail, once I get rejoin my DSLR.
Snyder Cycles. This young man was uber-calm. I was very impressed.
Our last stop was the Elliott Street Pub. A group of us ate lunch at the pub. I had a highly addictive club soda and a mucho delicious Tomato, Mozzarella - Caprese Sandwich.
Some cool wall decoration at the Elliott Street Pub.
Our little group of cycling buddies. A diverse group, but everyone in this group, in some fashion, either used a lot of Statistical Methods in their job, or was interested in learning about Applied Statistics. Go figure :)
In summary, it was an awesome ride. I got to see a lot of nice places in Atlanta, including Castleberry Hill, the CBD, Georgia Tech, Howell Mill, Peachtree Battle, Buckhead, Midtown, Piedmont Park, Virginia Highland, Ponce, Inman Park, Cabbage Town, Grant Park, MLK Drive, etc. I could not have listed all these names with Jeff's help. So, thanks Jeff.
Thanks, ABC for this lovely event.
I will leave y'all, for now, with this song.