We rode up around the north side of Falls Lake to Butner before heading up to Stem, NC (which is in the middle of nowhere) and doing a hilly loop before heading south again via Creedmoor. Nice morning - we managed to get out before it got too hot and kept on each other's case to stay hydrated.
Highlight of the ride might have been the guy mowning his lawn on his lawn tractor with an absolutely enormous garden umbrella attached to it to keep the sun off.
The Snitch got herself a nice tattoo. No, not like this.....
More like this......
Although, admittedly The Snitch's legs look much better and are considerably less hairy! :-)
So far I have managed to avoid oily chain/cog marks on my legs. but I'm sure my time will come!
All-in-all it was a nice effort. We certainly didn't push too hard and managed a moving average of over 17 mph even with the hills. Hopefully it gave The Snitch some good practice ahead of Bandit's Challenge in a couple of weeks.
|Pleased to be done!|