My plan entailed six laps around our daily, twelve mile SOB "Basic Haul Road Ride.
Twelve miles times six laps, plus some change, should equal 73 miles.
Our average daily ride takes about an hour and fifteen minutes. It I leave the starting point every two hours I will have a forty-five minute break between rides to rest and recoup. Perfect!
8:00 AM. It begins. Note: It says "Trip" not RIP!!
Here are photos from each lap and some stuff seen along the way.
Early morning shadow.
Valerie, Sid, Jim and the birthday boy.
Jack, Valerie, Ed-S, Bob, Gary and birthday boy.
Post 10:00 AM ride debrief at the Zappa Coffee Shop.
Valerie, Bruce, Ed-O, Elaine and yours truly.
Valerie and, yep. Me.
Some horseyback riders out for a stroll.
Afternoon tenuous coastal fog.
Bill, Gary, Crystal, and..., me.
6:00 departure over the Pudding Creek Trestle.
6:00 PM ride turn around. Jacob, Jim, Bob, Sid and Ronnie.
A toast to the birthday boy!
Ending mileage. 73 miles and change!
Bob bought me a Hot Fudge Sunday and I received many birthday cards and well wishes from the SOBs.
Without their support it would not have been as easy or as much fun.
Thanks guys and gals.
I ended up with a sore butt but slept really good!
Only 27 years until my century ride!!
Well done and thanks for bloging about it. Very inspiring to us older ones !!ReplyDelete
Also glad to see and read about my ex area now that I am living in So Cal.
This is so cool. I am a senior, recently moved to F.B., and recently got a bike. Although I have lived in the area for 32 years, have rarely ever been able to ride because of the dangerous roads I have lived on.Have done alot of riding in my past, but not for a long while.ReplyDelete
OKay, so I'm 2 months late. Congrats anyway!ReplyDelete
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