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Old 08-15-10, 04:47 PM   #1
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Covered Bridge Tour - Lancaster PA 8/15/10

I admit it, I am new to biking. Started in February of this year. The Covered Bridge Tour was the wife and myself 4th metric Century this year. Being from the Jersey Shore, anytime I ride in the mountains/Hills it is a task.

This was a very very enjoyable ride, I highly highly recommend it to anyone who thought about it this year but did not sign up. A great ride, a very very organized ride. The wife left the kids with my mother and camped for the night outside of Lancaster PA, then departed at 6 am for some breakfast and then the ride.

Here are some pics from the ride... Hope you all enjoy..
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Old 08-15-10, 04:56 PM   #2
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That was my very first metric in 2008. I agree that it's very well run and is a lot of fun.

Thanks for the pix!
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Old 08-15-10, 05:30 PM   #3
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Just getting back into cycling myself I will have to put this on the calendar for next year. Glad that you enjoyed it. COngrats on completing 4 metric centuries this year.
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Old 08-15-10, 07:34 PM   #4
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I had a great time out there today as well. The rain was looming all day, and finally got me with about 3 miles to go. I even managed to get ice cream at the end this time.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/44680706

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Old 08-15-10, 07:45 PM   #5
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Congrats! Wish I had known about this...but I already marked it down for next year. Looks like a great ride.
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Old 08-15-10, 07:50 PM   #6
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thanks for sharing.
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Something to keep in mind - any tour called a covered bridge ride...the bridges cross rivers in the valley. To get to the next bridge means you have to cross a ridge line. Yeah, that's a hill to climb to tp get to the next bridge.

I can recommend this ride: http://www.cbbikeclub.org/?body=covered_bridge_ride It's in Bucks County, PA in October. I did it once on a glorious fall sun-shinny day - it was like riding in a stained-glass cathedral window with the sun shining through the changing leaves. Another time I did the ride on a rainy overcast day, still a great ride.
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Looks like it was a nice ride. I yearn for the day my wife will say she wants to go on a ride with me. Have to get her a road bike first though.
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