Although the sky was threatening to dump a few rain drops on us we decided to do the Tuesday night ride....after all this was the "pie ride". Our leader's wife had home-made pie and ice cream waiting for us.
My girlfriend and I decided to take the shorter route of 26 miles so we could get back early before all the pie was gone. This is a flat route through the corn and soybean fields in our area. The bugs were out in full force They were hitting us in the face, getting behind our glasses, covering the front of us and I even had a couple in my ear We finally decided we had enough of them and took a shortcut back to the cars ending the ride with 19 miles.
We drove the short distance to the ride leaders house and were treated to our choice of apricot or strawberry/rhubarb pies. They looked scrumptious and I chose the strawberry/rhubarb with homemade ice cream. Both were fabulous!
I thought I had seen the last of the bugs but I soon discovered a few were hiding in my jersey. I wasn't alone....many in the group were picking these things out of jerseys. They swarm around the corn fields this time of year. You know you're in trouble when you see a large black cloud hanging over the corn field and it's headed in your direction.