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.
Did some climbing
And some more climbing (3,803 feet of it)
Saw lots of horsies
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.)
Was not faked-out by the plastic palm trees and giant inflatable turtle in this farm pond.
Tied the Portland to the hitchin' rack at Sweet Solutions in Ionia, NY where…
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.)
And topped it off with a root beer float. Mmmmm. Bike fuel!