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Four weeks later…

So it’s been four weeks since the tornadoes went through Alabama, and I have seen a lot of the damage on my normal commute routes through Cahaba Heights and Vestavia Hills. But yesterday, I rode on Sicard Hollow for the first time since the tornadoes hit. Apparently, the Cahaba Heights tornado traveled along part of Sicard Hollow after it crossed the I-459. Part of the road was still one-lane as they were clearing out the last trees. When I took Kristine and the kids out there before heading out to dinner, we got some pictures and videos of the damage. Portions of the road have lost a lot of trees, but they will grow back!

The ride that I did earlier in the day was awesome. Tons of climbing and even one new climb – from Rocky Ridge across 280 up Shook Hill with 610′ elevation gain and only one downhill. Here is a screenshot of the Strava info … plus here is the link to the Strava stats on the ride – http://app.strava.com/rides/621013

Strava screenshot of the ride

Tour of Elk Grove video

I just found this blog online with video from Saturday’s race. I met John right after the race as he was parked right next to us on the street. It’s pretty impressive how he moved from the back all the way to the front pretty much straight through the middle of the pack. You can see when he passes me at minute 1:28 of the video. I’m on his right a couple riders over. Then you can see me again when I pass him at the finish line to take 15th place with John coming in two spots behind me for 17th. The video sure makes it look easier than what it really was!!!