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Event Report - Fall Foliage Bike Tour

Friday, September 27, 2013

Shhh. Hey there. Wanna get the same buzz and camaraderie as a race without the competition? Sign up for a bike tour. This one went though scenic farm countryside. All paved roads, some hills but nothing too steep or terrible. Route was well marked (but be careful, this is not always the case!) and on roads that were so sparsely traveled the local DPW hadnt even bothered to stripe them.

This was a charity ride in support of Catholic Charities and a local animal rescue operation that (among other things) had some rescued camels. The local bike group uses the road that goes past their farm as one of the regular rides and have adopted the camels as something of a mascot. So part of the money goes to support the camels as well.

My sister and I went with me and it was stupid fun. We completed 20 miles in exactly 2 hours...although total time was 2:15 because we stopped to pet the camels and take some pictures.

I've gotten a couple emails from Sparkers with the "Hey, where did ya go?" question. Basically, I started a new job (as mentioned before) and its just swallowing my time. I'm "running hard" to stay in place right now.I've done almost no exercise since starting. I have been focusing on good eating and managing my stress, getting to bed on time etc. I also dont want to sacrifice family time, so exercise and sparking have been cut back. I promise to get back eventually!

Enjoy the pretty picture in the meantime.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
XRSIZE18 10/2/2013 11:22AM

    You look so glowingly healthy!!

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BUTTERFLY-1976 9/30/2013 12:20PM


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RAINA413 9/30/2013 9:42AM

    Cool!! Sounds like it was a wonderful way to spend the day! Post some pics of the camels please.

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BIGPAWSUP 9/29/2013 3:32PM

    Sounds great. Glad to hear you are still around and taking care of yourself. We'll be here when you can!

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FITFOODIE806 9/29/2013 1:19PM

    Sounds fun! And for a great cause.

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ROXYZMOM 9/29/2013 10:02AM


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BECKY0111 9/28/2013 10:16AM

    Beautiful! You make biking sound like fun! I'll give it a try...


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KRISZTA11 9/28/2013 9:13AM

    The bike tour sounds beautiful.
I'm glad you were able to squeeze it in despite challenging new job.

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SUSANBEAMON 9/28/2013 1:21AM

  biking tours and hiking trips while the weather is still good.

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LESLIELENORE 9/27/2013 11:16PM

    Take care of yourself! Way to go on 20 miles.

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MJ7DM33 9/27/2013 10:08PM

  WTG on you and your sister doing 20 miles!

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/27/2013 9:41PM

    Funny... how we have to "live life" besides racing and Sparking and all that! Good for you... great photo! Spark when you can & I'll keep a good thought for your life!

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