Thursday, February 16, 2012

Feb-15: Bahama Beach 103-km Perm-Pop

Sunshine, Rollers, and Farm Animals.

I once wrote that I preferred Roberts Chapel Rd to Ellis Chapel Rd.
I've changed my mind.
The only thing wrong with Ellis Chapel Rd, as MikeH noted,
Is that "it isn't long enough."

I'll accept the small pleasures in whatever doses I can find them.

Sunshine, sunshine, and more clear-sky-sunshine.
On a cool, but not chilly, day.
With ponies and goats and a donkey and a mule to ride past.

Sitting on an over-long RR tie, doing service as the edge of a parking lot;
Sitting in the sunshine, sheltered from the breeze;
Munching on nibbles, drinking from the water-bottle,
60 easy kilometers into the ride;
Can it ever be any better than that?

--> Bahama Beach 103-km Perm-Populaire -->; 74.0 m.; 4h54 in-motion; 15.1 mph; official rando time -- 4h48 (the populaire is only 64.5 miles (103-kms) of the total ride).  

Jan tot: __6 rides; __426.2 m.; _28 h, 52 m; 14.8 mph. 
Feb tot: __3 rides; __264.5 m.; _17 h, 38 m; 15.0 mph. 
YTD tot: __9 rides; __690.7 m.; _46 h, 30 m; 14.9 mph. 

This will make 1000+ RUSA-kms so far this year for me and 2000+ RUSA-kms for the year for MikeH, once the results from last weekend's Lumberton 200-km brevet are official.  The results from today are already official -- a benefit of the ride owner/organizer being along for the ride. 

1 comment:

  1. Sounds perfectly idyllic.

    Just beware sitting on old railroad crossties: wasps, chiggers, and other varmints waiting to make your day. But I'm sure you knew that already.