Here was the route we took:
It was scheduled to be a Metric Century (100km or 64-ish miles), but our riding buddy, Bob, missed a turn and Buttercup had to go find him. So it turned out to be more of a 71 mile ride. Good Grief. *Sigh*
But it was a good ride- as I've been documenting here, Buttercup has been working on his leg strength a lot so far this season and this was another good opportunity for a workout! On all the hills, I stayed in the Big Ring so he had to get his rear out of the saddle and work for it. I don't think I quite had his legs feeling like jelly, but I watched from the rack as he was walking to the truck after the picnic and he was looking a little tired. So I think it was success!
Here's a picture of me and Bob's Bianchi at one of the rest stops...
|Taking a Break|
Speaking of pictures! Here are those two shots BC took!
|The Road Ahead- into the woods!|
|Just a nice farm/tree shot :o)|
Then the nice volunteer police man stopped traffic so we could cross back to the starting point, I got racked and they went to the picnic. Then home.
Since it was supposed to rain today, BC didn't bother to do my tear down maintenance work (of course then it didn't rain other than for those couple of minutes...), so watch for that coming up this week!
But a good ride, a good cause, and a good time. Sweet.
Oh- and here's a picture that one of the nice photographers took of me and BC on the course. Good thing I'm so darned good looking!