Today was my second metric century to date. It was called the Monster Cookie Metric which was put on by the Salem Bicycle Club. The ride started and ended at the state capital building. It is a pretty flat course with a nice lunch at a state park. Overall, I am happy with my ride. My total ride time (on the bike) was 3 hours 30 minutes with a 17.61 mph average. I dropped quite a few of the skinny folk and was really only passed by bike clubs doing the pace line thing with a few exceptions of course. I did hang with one of the bike clubs for about 8 miles, but I did not get to close to them for fear of messing up. I did catch a couple of bike club members at the end and finished the ride with them. So, here are a few pictures from the ride.
This is the Oregon state capital building.
This is one of the local hops farms.
This is the first and third rest stop
This is one of the many grass seed farm here in the Willamette valley
Lunch at Champoeg Park (pronounced Shampoo- ee)
and.. a picture of my trusty steed who one again got me home!!!