So since this is my last free weekend for a while (due to school and work), I decided to take a nice uni ride around Charleston. I started downtown Charleston near Battery Park. I rode up the road past historic Market St.
Market St. is an open air market that runs everyday. It’s almost like a flea market all year around. Really cool stuff in there.
I rode past a few factories, including one that makes cigars. No fancy name for that factory, as the sign says “Cigar Factory”. I slowly make my way up on the Arther Ravenell Bridge. It has a walkway on the right side of the bridge, made for walkers, runners and bikers…and now unicyclists!
The view was spectacular. You can see the Yorktown and downtown Charleston from the crest of the bridge. Not sure how high this bridge is, but its up there.
I made my way over to Patriot’s Point, home of the USS Yorktown and the Medal of Honor Museum. One of the ticket takers for a ferry tour asked me to ride my uni for her, so I did. I managed to free mount it and ride first time, which was pretty nice. I top off my camel back and start to head back to the Battery.
I start back up the bridge, but the incline on this side is a bit more harsh than that on the other side. I make it up about 3/4 the way, then had to dismount and walk the rest of the way. My side stitches were killing me. I take a few pics of the bridge. I get to the crest and mount up to ride back down the other side. I managed to make it all the way back in town only to UPD on a bump I didn’t see. I mount back up and finish my trek.
I don’t know how many miles I rode, but all in all, I was out for about 3 hours today riding. I had alot of fun, got many stares, and a few comments, one of which was “Two wheels are better than one!” from some random bloke in a delivery truck. I can’t wait for another day off so I can do this ride again, and next time I will get up that bridge in both directions!!!