Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sunday In The Saddle

Today I participated in the Lancaster Bicycle Club's
 annual Covered Bridge Metric Century Bicycle Ride with about 2200 other cyclists
 

along with the Turkey Hill cow

 
A metric century is 100 kilometers or 62 miles.  There were other options including a 1/2 metric century(50km) and a 1/4 metric century(25 km).
 
The bucolic scenery in Lancaster County makes it a wonderful place to ride. 



 
The bonus was all the covered bridges that we got to ride through.



 
It was a rainy day.  These horses were the only ones smart enough to find shelter under a tree!
 
Statistics:


Jersey - Note the swirls
Jersey with the necessary rain jacket
 
Miles: 66.25
Avg Speed: 13.5 mph
Time in saddle: 4 hrs 53 minutes
Real Time: 6 Hours
 

6 comments:

  1. Good for you!! What a beautiful ride, rain aside. Made me miss the Lancaster area.. we used to visit when we lived in the Northeast. It's just so lovely there.

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  2. What a great ride, congratulations on the distance. I have never ridden that far, but I think riding along those roads would be so enjoyable that i wouldn't notice the distance.

    Debbie

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  3. Congratulations on a great ride and thanks for sharing your pictures! Sounds like you enjoyed it despite the rain. I like your swirly jersey too...is it custom made or did you just get lucky in finding it?

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  4. Wow!!! Very impressive!!!!
    Ditto above -- love your jersey!
    And great photos!

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  5. congratulations on completing the ride! what a wonderful (and HEALTHY) way to spend the day. loved that jersey - i've never seen one like that before, must be a Custom-Cheryl! did Bailey get to go with? just can't imagine my Bailey sitting still in all that rain! (heck, who am I foolin? she wouldn't sit still long enough to get 1 km under the wheels!)

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  6. Wow even in the rain! Good for you!

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