Saturday, November 20, 2010

Nov-20: A Yearling, Two Egrets, and a Dragon

At 9 am, one expects the deer population to have "gone to ground" for the daylight hours.  Not for a yearling, clearly too young to participate in the "rut", to go bouncing across the road les than 30 yards ahead of us.  No photo -- who can anticipate the "deer passage".

A few minutes later, Gary tried to catch the first Egret just as it took off into flight.  No luck.  Oh, look, there are two of them.  Quickly screened behind the trees and too far apart to capture in a single photo, anyway.

The Dragon?  Got a "photo" of that.
Road map
[elevation profile]
Semi-interactive map here.

With luck, I'll be able to download the photos I've been sent -- but not right now.  The rain and wind this past week knocked a LOT of leaves to the ground, but there were still many colorful scenes. 

Today's crew:  BobH, Mallet, IvaHawk, TitoRobert, IvaN "the Terrible", Gary, Wendy, second time guest Suzanne, and me.

Suzanne is Iva's "spin class instructor".  Recently completed the "City of Oaks Marathon" (?), but this was her first time on the bike since July 10th.  She acquitted herself quite well, and on Mangum Dairy Rd, gained a new vision with which to instruct her "spinners".

As we regrouped at Mangum Dairy / Purnell, a large group of organized, fast-moving cyclists zoomed past on Purnell.  Combined All-Star and Simple Green racing teams training together (I think).

Everyone got their money's worth, I think.  Certainly no one asked for a refund.  Bwahaha.

I hope I still have legs for tomorrow.

PUE:  "The Dragon"; 64.2 m.; 4 hrs, 7 min in-motion; 15.6 mph.  

Q-1 tot: _16 rides; __938.2 m.; _60 hrs, 39 min; 15.5 mph.
Q-2 tot: _31 rides; 2,263.3 m.; 151 hrs, 29 min; 14.9 mph.
Q-3 tot: _37 rides; 2,293.2 m.; 156 hrs, 31 min; 14.7 mph.
Oct tot: _13 rides; 1,050.6 m.; _58 hrs, 44 min; 15.3 mph.
Nov tot: __5 rides; __336.9 m.; _21 hrs, 50 min; 15.4 mph.
YTD tot: 102 rides; 6,882.2 m.; 458 hrs, 16 min; 15.0 mph.

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