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tsl 06-25-08 04:56 PM

Birthday Ride (belated)
 
Although my birthday was last Thursday, work and weather conspired to prevent me from the obligatory Ride Your Age birthday ride until today. Since my birthday and my sober date are the same, I rode a mile for each, and 10% for good measure. Came in at just over a metric.

http://www.brucew.com/images/prr/2008/06/downhill.jpg
Did some climbing

http://www.brucew.com/images/prr/2008/06/uphill.jpg
And some more climbing (3,803 feet of it)

http://www.brucew.com/images/prr/2008/06/horsies-l.jpg
Saw lots of horsies

http://www.brucew.com/images/prr/200...-decoy-guy.jpg
Got faked-out by this safety decoy guy. (There were surveyors all over the place. From a distance, I thought this guy was standing in the ditch holding holding that stick thing they use.)

http://www.brucew.com/images/prr/200...-farm-pond.jpg
Was not faked-out by the plastic palm trees and giant inflatable turtle in this farm pond.

http://www.brucew.com/images/prr/200...-solutions.jpg
Tied the Portland to the hitchin' rack at Sweet Solutions in Ionia, NY where…

http://www.brucew.com/images/prr/2008/06/lunch.jpg
I had a delicious lunch--salami and provolone wrap with mac salad and wedge of watermelon (Ooops. Ate the melon before I remembered to take a picture.)

http://www.brucew.com/images/prr/200...beer-float.jpg
And topped it off with a root beer float. Mmmmm. Bike fuel!

ticwanos 06-25-08 06:19 PM

Great pictures! Gorgeous countryside! It looks like it was a happy belated ride. Happy Birthday!

Wildwood 06-25-08 06:24 PM

Speaking of belated rides, this past week-end I rode a 27 mile birthday ride, only 31 years belated.
Top that one - I dare ya.

Congrats on the ride.

doctor j 06-25-08 07:48 PM

Happy (belated) birthday, and congrats on the good ride. That's some nice looking country where you're riding.

Beverly 06-25-08 08:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wildwood (Post 6947012)
Speaking of belated rides, this past week-end I rode a 27 mile birthday ride, only 31 years belated.
Top that one - I dare ya.

Congrats on the ride.

How about my 10 mile birthday ride Saturday....it was only 55 years belated:cry:

Beverly 06-25-08 08:13 PM

Happy belated birthday, tsl
:bday:

The pictures are great - what a wonderful place to ride.

BengeBoy 06-25-08 08:45 PM

Happy birthday; thanks for the ride pics. Loved the giant turtle.

Tom Bombadil 06-25-08 09:04 PM

Gotta respect an age / metric ride that includes a root beer float.

Now that is style!

big john 06-25-08 09:13 PM

Happy birthday, both you youngsters. Thanks, tsl for the cool pictures. Reminds me of the south.

Sportsman9 06-26-08 12:14 AM

Happy Birthday, great countryside!

tsl 06-26-08 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil (Post 6947982)
Gotta respect an age / metric ride that includes a root beer float.

Now that is style!

Whew! I was afraid I'd be voted off the island for passing up the pie. ;)

Terrierman 06-26-08 09:42 AM

Nice ride and pics. I admire your ability to consume a root beer float and continue to ride. That much dairy does not agree with me on a bike.

Digital Gee 06-26-08 10:37 AM

Congrats, happy birthday, and great pics!

BluesDawg 06-26-08 10:38 AM

:bday:


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