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    Field of Gold

    Sunday morning dawned bright and sunny with temperatures in the upper
    60's. A very nice combination fro a little ride and a great opportunity to
    see how the new 140mm stem felt on the bike (I had swapped out a 110mm
    to 140mm Saturday evening). There were very few folks out on the MUP but
    those that were out were quite pleasant. I snapped a picture of this field
    of Goldenrod. In it's day it was a corn field, long ago.


    As I was getting back on the bike I noticed that some Morning Glorys were
    growing along the chainlink fence which isolates the interstate. Here's a shot
    of a blossom with the Sun filtering through it.


    All in all it was a good ride, and the with new stem, the bike felt quite good.

    Happy Trails

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    On my ride today, I rode past a golden field too ... goldenrod mixed with wild sunflowers. Very pretty. But alas, as usual, I didn't take a camera.

    It was a perfect day for a ride. Temps were hanging around 70-72. Mostly sunny. I rode down to the town of New Glarus and they were having a festival, of which I had been unaware. Free hot dogs & free root beer. A car show featuring 50s & 60s muscle cars. Live band playing 50s & 60s music.

    Put in about 25 miles total, including, gasp, 1 mile on a rural road! That's a real rarity for me. It was a great ride & day.
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    Wow! I think I can actually smell that Morning Glory. Great pics.

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    Great pics there COD.

    Today was a century for me - good ride but they threw in west Mountain at mile 63 - 700' climb at 8 - 12% grade. Average speed was 16.8MPH. Will sleep well tonight!
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    Nice pics!

    Our golden fields of sunflowers have dried, withered, and many already harvested. The grapes, however, are hanging heavy on the vines. The walnuts are swollen; the almonds popping out of their husks. Harvest is near.
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    I also got bonked on the helmet by a falling, rogue hickory nut. It made a loud ker-thud, but no damage.

    This was the first time that a bike helmet ever did anything for me.
    Last edited by Tom Bombadil; 09-07-08 at 10:55 PM.
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

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