After spending most of this 'Columbus Day Holiday' running errands and wasting some time inside of doors, I decided it was time to get out and take advantage of the sunny weather. I mounted up on the VFR for some G-force therapy.

I usually head out in one direction and back, but today I linked together part of my NW route with part of my NE route for a 54 mile workout that included sweeping ribbons of two-lane, technical chicanes, and beautiful tree lined creek-following roads. If you live in the area, I highly suggest you explore this route. There are several places along (or near) the route to pause for sustenance and/or potty breaks. The start/end point for this ride is at one of my favorite local calorie binge locations - The Woodside Farm Creamery.

You may notice that there are two roads named 'Creek Road' on the east side of the route - route 100 and route 82. Route 100 follows the Brandywine River - an incredible thing of beauty. Route 82 follows the Red Clay creek in a tight valley peppered with amazing estates - including the Dupont family Granogue Estate.

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If you're a local, you can reference GoogleMaps to plan you next ride/drive.

Incredible landscape out there in southern Chester County.

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I have collected more bugs during summer rides, but aren't the bugs supposed to be gone by now ? It's mid-October, forcryingoutloud. Several hundred bugs sacrificed themselves on the front of the VFR and me. The ride was worth every bug life...