• 3h 04m
  • 24.00 miles
  • 7.83 Mi/hr

Ocoee gravel biking

We did a loop on the gravel fire roads in the Ocoee, TN area. Found this route on a website called that is run by some people who live and ride in the eastern TN area. The Blue Ridge mountains are beautiful and mysterious --- the route swerved and climbed and then dipped into shadowy hollows where the temperature would drop by 20 degrees. We brought the mountain bikes rather than gravel and I'm glad we did --- some of the roads were really rocky and technical and the mtbs were better suited.

Left home around noon, made it to just east of Chattanooga and stopped for the night.
  • 1h 15m
  • 20.00 miles
  • 16.00 Mi/hr


  • Aerobics
  • 45m


Went out early and did a bit of Christmas shopping at Scheels (also got myself a new purse). Had to go to the bank and was sitting in the drive through waiting my turn. In the car in the next lane was a young woman who was literally SCREAMING at someone on her phone about being late and not caring about anyone but themselves. She might as well have been sitting in the car with me, she was so loud. Not sure if she realized that they could hear her in the bank lobby as well. I'm sure that was a real treat for all the customers.

  • 1h 00m
  • 14.00 miles
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  • 25m

Fitness Ball

Kind of a quiet day --- finished with Christmas decorations, walked to the grocery store for a few items. We're going to be heading out for Florida on Wednesday for a 10-day trip and are figuring out some stops along the way.

  • 4h 05m
  • 47.00 miles
  • 11.51 Mi/hr

gravel in Pike County

Steve and I waited until 10:30 to ride today and even then had to bundle up. I used the Hot Hands thingees in my gloves and shoes and was pretty comfortable.

  • Aerobics
  • 30m

step class - youtube

Thanksgiving was really nice this year --- my brother and SIL are remodeling their home but still wanted to host. She goes all out and gets out the heirloom china, silverware, etc. All the "kids" are now adults and all but 2 are out of college and gainfully employed. It's interesting but a little sad (for me anyway) to watch the dynamics shifting and realize that we're getting to be the "old people" at holiday gatherings.

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