My Number One rider and I decided this morning that we just didn't want to work our butts off around the house. We wanted to just get out for an afternoon of riding.
Ride to where?? We didn't have a plan other than we knew we couldn't go really far. I was on standby at my work. Yeap toting a pager and all. Must be close by to respond. Yuk cause it is Saturday and the sun is out!
We piled on the Heritage and headed to Sylvania. We had to make a quick stop there. After this we talked and decided we both were a little lunchy. Beth said she would like a sandwich from Shane's Rib Shack in Statesboro. That sounded good to me.
I said let's go back roads and a different route than normal. From Sylvania we went out Halcyondale Road. This is rural farmland but overall good county roads. We followed this road to Ga 17. Turned south on Ga 17 to Oliver.
In Oliver, we turned right onto Ga 24 west toward Statesboro. Just out of Oliver, Ga 24 crosses the Ogeechee River where the Red Breast are biting. There were trucks and boat trailers all around the landing.
Ga 24 goes through farmland where there is alot of corn growing now. Just as you enter Statesboro City Limit, you pass by Mill Creek Recreation Park. This is a beautiful park with ballfields, picnic tables, pavilions, a walking track and the region famous, Splash In The Boro water park.
We turn left or south onto Veterans Memorial Parkway (US 301 by-pass). We follow it to Ga 67 turning right. After about 1/4 mile, we turned left to get to Shane's Rib Shack.
We ate a bar-b-que sandwich with fries and was stuffed. That sandwich was piled high. Of course we sat for a while to soak up some A/C and drink some 'Statesboro Sweet Tea'.
After regaining our strength, we headed out for Blue Springs. This is a river bank community on the Savannah River in lower southeast Screven County. Blue Springs formally was a hangout and swimming area famous for its' ice cold spring water. The swimming area was built with the spring in it complete with diving board.
The spring cave filled in and the flow all but slowed to a trickle. The area is overgrown now with dirty water in it. Very sad. The county has built a nice boat landing on the river near here.
To get to the springs, we left Shane's and turned onto GA 67 south. After about 2 miles turned left onto Burkhalter Road. This is a county road that runs the southern edge of Statesboro city limit and then on into the county.
We followed the road as it went across the farmland areas. This road has some light sweeping curves and hills. Burkhalter road ends at Ga 24 about half way back to Oliver.
We continue on Ga 24 through Oliver into Newington. Pass through Newington and ride out on Ga 24 about 6 miles to Blue Springs Road on the right. Turn right and it is 3 miles to the river.
After arriving at the boat landing and stopping, we realized we should have grabbed a bottle of water in Newington. It was HOT and MUGGY! So we loaded up, circled all the little streets then rode back to Newington.
After drinking the Poweraid (water wasn't gonna cut it), we soaked up some A/C in the nice new mini mart.
We headed out to the bike to load up when my cell rang. It was work! Did I not mention that I was on standby at work??? Well I was and we had kinda snuck off!
Anyway I had to go in to work in Sylvania. As luck would have it, I was only 12 miles away.
After 40 minutes at work the problem was fixed. Beth and I called it a day and rode back to Rocky Ford and home.
A nice day for a ride-a-bout.....
Sorry no pictures for this ride. I just didn't think about it. I'll try to do better on our next outing with that.
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