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Making the most of it

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

I had hoped to get out for a long ride last weekend. I didn’t have as much time available as I had hoped, but I did get out for about an hour and a half. I made it count — I rode one of the hilliest 21-mile routes around, with something like 1700 feet of climbing. This is a route I’ve only ridden once before — my Ison-Harmony-Victor route. Fun stuff.

Spring is definitely here and everything is beautiful and green. I love it! The downside has been the rain — we got over 11 inches in April, setting a new record, according to the local paper. Maybe that’s making things extra green.

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As is often the case, the turkey vultures were buzzing all around on the ridgetop on Victor Pike, by the Victor-Oolitic quarry.

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It was a beautiful, and very fun, ride. The plentiful hills required a lot of climbing effort, but it felt like every downhill was more fun than the last.

6 Responses to “Making the most of it”

  1. Steve A Says:

    We’ve dried up again after a couple of inches yesterday. No more rain in the forecast.

  2. John Romeo Alpha Says:

    Ah the green hills of spring. I prefer them to the white hills of winter, certainly, even if they sometimes are dampened by a little rain.

  3. Pondero Says:

    It looks, and reads, like the exuberance of a man who needed time awheel…and finally had the chance on an amazing spring day. Glad you found the time to get out.

  4. David Crowell Says:

    Looks like a nice ride. Saturday was nice here too, but I spent it doing yardwork. I’m glad you got out for a while.

  5. Chandra Says:

    Michael,
    That looks like a substantial amount of climbing, I can tell from the pictures.
    Should the mobile home go into the dumpster?
    Peace 🙂

  6. Myles/ rattrappress Says:

    I like the black and white photo of the old mobile home. It’s interesting.

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