Thursday, December 21, 2017

Sep-13: NOB Lite 128 for NC-P-12-Explorer-Challenge

Bob, Iva, and I decided to ride Bob's NOB Lite 128-km perm-pop 
For our September NC-P-12-Explorer-Challenge ride.

Well, actually, Bob had ridden NOB Lite earlier in the month, but
This was Iva's first ever tour of the NOB Lite course, and
Although I had ridden NOB Lite on June-28, I'm not counting that as the June Explorer pop.

On the Jun-28 ride, I had taken several photographs using my flip-phone.
Each had come out pretty well (see the appropriate link above).
This ride, I wanted to get a pic of the church
Where the route turns onto NC-119 (turns off NC-119 on the return).
Sometimes it is a bit difficult to line up the lens for the desired photo, and I clearly slightly missed for this photo.  However, this mostly, or at least partially, conveys the shady scene which is a welcome sight and the resulting cooler temps are even more welcome on hot summer morning.

I don't recall much from the ride [typing this on October 12th].
It was a rather non-descript enjoyable outing.

I'm confident that I took a photo or two at Red House / of the Red House.
But said photo seems to have disappeared.
Oh, well, a reason to ride the course again.
[Edit Oct-20-2017:  I found the photo of the "Red House".] 
There is an historical marker that explains about "Red House" -- just accept that there has been a red brick Presbyterian church at that location since, well, I'm not sure, but my recollection is 1776 plus or minus.

Permanent Route Name / #Distance Date Finishers DNF
NC: NOB Lite Populaire / 3285 128 2017/09/13 3 0
Cert# RUSA# Name Club / ACP Code Time
RUSA-T75230 7702 A__, Iva C Randonneurs USA / 933095 06:32
RUSA-T75231 6218 S__, Martin Randonneurs USA / 933095 06:32
RUSA-T75232 5843 B__, Bob Randonneurs USA / 933095 06:32

Thanks to Bob and Iva for dragging me through the ride.  

1 comment:

  1. Interesting: the in-motion time on this ride was 14-minutes MORE than the June 28th ride; however, the elapsed time was 28-minutes LESS.

    This ride: only 56 minutes at the controls, the extra stops for photos, the stop in Baynes, and stop-signs and stop-lights.

    June 28th ride: total off the bike time was 98 minutes.