Friday, June 13, 2008

28.4 Mile Thun Trail Run Part 2

After I returned to Birdsboro I continued on the trail toward Reading. I did not make it all the way to Reading as I had to get home. I rode 16 miles round trip on this portion of the trail.

On about 4 miles of the trail the ride is on roads. The Schuykill Road is the first right you can make when you ride west on Rt 724 from the intersection of Rt 82. This road runs along the river and is very quiet with no cars while I was riding.

The picture on the left shows the crossing at Rt 724 at the end of Schuykill Road. The road in the background is Old River Road. You make a right after the railroad tracks.

At the end of Old River Road you take the trail that runs along side of the railroad.

You will then cross the Schuykill River twice. At this crossing you see the Titus Generating Station which is owned by Reliant Energy. Titus Generating Station is located on a 33-acre site (with adjacent property of more than 200 acres) along the Schuylkill River in Berks County, two miles south of Reading, Pennsylvania. The facility has a total generating capacity of 281 megawatts and consists of three coal-fired generating units (246 MW) and two combustion turbines (35 MW), which can burn either natural gas or fuel oil to produce electricity. There is also a coal blending facility on site.

This is the next crossing of the river. It looks like the class of 2008 got to "The Rock".

This was the end of the line form. I turned around at this point and headed back to Birdsboro.

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