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My ride and welcome to it
This post belongs in the "show us your 20 something" thread but as I rode 40 miles I thought I'd use up too much space. Here in this part of Kentucky you won't see drop-dead gorgeous scenery like some of you post, but I think it has it's own charm.
The ride starts at Long Run Park, which is only five minutes (by car) to Valhala, site of the recent Ryders Cup.
Next stop is Eastwood. I'm not sure what goes on in this shop, and I'm pretty sure I don't want to know. I always see unhappy men dragged by their wives to this place.
I love little churches in the middle of nowhere. This one is pretty crowded on Sunday and the services last at least three hours long. Either they take their faith seriously or the pastor locks all the doors.
The nice thing about the Louisville area is that you don't have to cycle too far to end up in Deliverance-style boonies. This is about mile 20.
My route took me through Shelbyville. The famous William Shattner is an avid horseman and owns a stable somewhere around here. The horse in the foreground wanted to chat but sadly I didn't have time for it.
At mile 32 I came upon Todds Point. I don't know why I felt so crappy, but by this time I was cooked and looked upon this scene with envy of the occupants.
The remaining 8 miles were a sufferfest. By the time I pulled back into the parking lot I was weepy and just wanted to be held.
I think that's it.