Sunday, December 4, 2011

Dec-03: Bison 204km Permanent

Just after the turn off Howard onto Ray, half-a-mile into the course, John said "see you next weekend" as he waved and took off.

Being an out-and-back course, we knew we would see him at least once later in the day.  We did.  On Gordonton Rd., but much closer to Hester Store Rd than we had expected.

Of course, we had stopped to take some photos:
I counted 50 head. 
Since Robert foolishly refused to be in a photo outbound ... when the bison were still in the field (or had returned to it) inbound:
Robert insisted on a "group shot":
While taking the inbound photos, a small commercial van with the slogan "Eat More Buffalo" went by.  I suspect that a restaurant in Roxboro may be getting their buffalo-burgers locally. 
R-6 for John.  R-4 for Robert.  R-17 for me.

Leesville-Leasburg-Leesville 204 km Permanent; w/ Ragged Robert - he had "no legs" after having spent the previous day helping his son move ; 127.1 m.; est. 8h,46m in-motion; 14.5 mph; 10h55 official rando time -- JohnA finished in 9h16.  

Q-1 tot: _23 rides; 1822.2 m.; 123 h, 05 m; 14.8 mph.
Q-2 tot: _30 rides; 2604.9 m.; 174 h, 22 m; 14.9 mph.
Q-3 tot: _29 rides; 2479.2 m.; 161 h, 05 m; 15.2 mph. 

O-N tot: _20 rides; 1591.3 m.; 105 h, 56 m; 15.0 mph. 
Dec tot: __1 rides; _127.1 m.; __8 h, 46 m; 14.5 mph. 
YTD tot: 103 rides; 8624.7 m.; 573 h, 15 m; 15.0 mph. 


  1. Excellent photos of handsome guys in the countryside. Man, that's a long time in the saddle. R12 is not in my future.

  2. "handsome guys in the countryside"?

    You must be referring to the bison.