Belleplain Fall Century

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Ryan and I did our first "ride" yesterday. We didn't do the full century, I'm not ready for that yet. The cycle club marked off several different loops with decision points to make your loop longer if you want to. We decided to do the 35.8 mile loop, one missed route marker and 4 extra miles later, we had done about 40 miles. It was definitely a challenge. The weather and route were beautiful. Lots of back roads and park roads, not much traffic to contend with. We rode first to East Point Lighthouse (18 miles in).

Then continued on to finish the loop. We rode past some beautiful marshes, farms, and houses down there. The whole ride took us about 3 1/2 hours. This was my first long ride so I tried to pace myself and make it to the end. After the ride, we had lunch and then hit a farm stand for some crazy looking gourds. We got 9 for $2! They look pretty on the dinning room table for fall.

We even stopped at the scrapbook store on the way home since it is such a far drive from our house and we were in the area. When we got home we ate dinner, walked the dog, and I think I was asleep by 8:30 or 9:00. It was a great day!

1 comment :

  1. um 40 miles sounds so far! but the 3.5 hours sounds doable. :) I love reading this stuff. Your shoes look like they are from outer space.


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