Today I rode one of my favorite annual events, the Tony Serrano Ride in Monroe, Georgia. The routes follow very lightly trafficked roads with gently rolling hills through rural upper central Georgia. The ride is always the same weekend as the Masters finals, so it usually catches the beauty of Springtime in Georgia at its peak. Today was no exception as the weather was perfect and the various shades of green and other complimentary colors were glorious.
breathtaking by BluesDawg, on Flickr
At the start, I saw my friend, Dan (I call him the beerman, not sure of his BF handle) wearing his 50+jersey as was I. I didn't get Dan's picture then and never saw him again during the ride. We also saw another 50+ jersey in the crowd. First time I've seen another 50+ jersey at a ride and this time I see two in addition to my own! I met the wearer and saw him later in the ride at a rest stop where we posed for a photo (that's me on the right). I didn't recognize his handle and can't remember it. Hey, I'm an old man with CRS (can't remember ****). Hopefully, he'll see this and identify himself.
50 plussers by BluesDawg, on Flickr
I had one of the best rides I've done in quite a while. The just warm enough for shorts and short sleeves weather and the great rest stop food helped me really stay in the groove on the 60 mile ride.
downtown by BluesDawg, on Flickr
scenery ahead by BluesDawg, on Flickr
Pita, hummus and dolmades at a rest stop. Not your standard fare. Another stop featured peanut butter stuffed dates.
pita, hummus and dolmades by BluesDawg, on Flickr
drafting by BluesDawg, on Flickr
country home by BluesDawg, on Flickr