Monday, May 30, 2011

a ride to remember

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when i woke up just before 6:00 this morning, the sun was just peeking over the horizon. beautiful! the wind was up and around too. sustained winds today are supposed to be over 20mph by afternoon. that means the early rider gets the calm, relatively speaking.

i dressed and hit the road a few minutes after 6:00. my plan was to ride to harper and back, putting in around 30 miles. my plans changed, however. the wind which the weatherlab said was out of the southwest was more southeasterly, so i turned around in danville and rode back toward and on through argonia to the east.

just outside of town on this second leg, i was met with a beautiful sight - dozens of flags flying straight out at argonia's cemetery. wow! it's a great day to fly a flag!

i rode out to the conway springs road and turned back toward town. the wind had picked up some, but keeping it to my side made it bearable.

when i got back to town, i was just short of two hours, so i rode down main street, circled around bryana drive and then rode straight home. i finished with just over two hours. a beautiful ride to remember. (31.74 miles @ 15.8mph)
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