I’ve not had time to post my latest training weekend updates, but that’s actually a good thing because many of my rides have been on the same roads, and I end up with the same photos. Seriously, who wants to look at the same photos week after week?
So, you’re spared because I put 3 weeks of photo into this one post! For this favor I must ask – will you be the first person (other than me) to donate to the MS Society in honor of my 160 mile, 2 day bike ride? Bike MS: The Road Divided is just over a month away! This is my 9th year riding in a Bike MS event and I’ve raised over $15K during the last 8 years for the National MS Society, thanks to many generous friends and family. I fundraise because I believe that MS can be cured in my lifetime and I’ve known too many people affected by this disease.
What training have I been doing you ask? Well, let me share some stats.
During the last weekend of July (30 – 31) I rode a combined 105 miles. On Sunday I even did some hill training! The first weekend of August (6 – 7) I rode another combined 105 miles, and it was unbearably hot for the longer ride on Saturday. I then took a weekend off of riding while visiting family in Ohio and Pennsylvania. This past weekend August 20 – 21 I increased my mileage and rode 110 miles. The weather this weekend was rainy which kept our temperatures WAY down – it was such a pleasant change!
Now, for my download of photos:
Early morning, July 30
This farm sometimes has horses hooked up to a pole that they walk circles around – you can see two if you look closely.
Two more horses
Theme of the day: horses!
Falling apart shack
What did I say about horses?
Smiley faced water tower
Big sky country
“Lakeview Christian Center Church. All is Welcome”
“Rev’s Resale Shop”
Pretty day – can you tell how hot it was??
Cows this time
Presbyterian Church in Elgin
This house always fascinates me
A little park in Manor
Sunday, July 31 I rode some hills on Loop 360 and saw the ever present peaches and tomatoes tent
A sign for me
View from the Pennybacker bridge
Early morning Saturday August 6th – house with a patio above the carport
Dog agility course
Quiet country road
Little pond and some cows
Cow – in the same field as the donkeys
oh hey, a horse
Fancy ranch entry
Old rail station in Elgin
Sunday, August 7th – some new to me roads
Little road, not so far from home
Sad, closed Kiddie Acres on Howard Lane
Early morning Saturday August 20 – is it going to rain? Also, cows.
Cows enjoying the not so hot, damp weather
Freshly paved 95
Clouds appear more ominous than they really are
Horses lay down!
Small country road
Pretty Elgin house
Popular Elgin Post Office
Another pretty yard at an Elgin house
The sign says Elgin Cemetery, but it’s black and fades into the trees
This big ranch is for sale!
Lots of tags on the railroad cars along Littig Road
Lots of hay
Sunday, August 21 – a very flooded Brushy Creek
Small country road