Midway through the ride, we diverted to explore the newly constructed bike route underpass at Independence Parkway. The ramps to the underpass are narrow, and relative steep, and there is not a lot to see on the other side of the road. I guess that the underpass is more for people on east side of independence to have a safe bike route to the park than for any other purposes.
Going to the park is an easy joy ride for us, since it is downhill. Coming home is bit harder. Moving against the strong south wind on the way home was a bit strenuous. This 30+ minute bike ride was a good exercise. The sense of renewal from the green color everywhere was priceless.