Peach of a Century

Sunday, September 24, 2006
Today we did our first metric century! Click here to read about cycling & health. It was actually a metric (62 miles) + 4 miles due to a detour, with a total of 66 miles. The ride was great! Flat terrain, open, rural fields, lots of oak trees, little to no road traffic, and the weather was gorgeous! It was so quiet out there! We didn't travel as fast as I would have liked, and I'm hoping to improve my mph by our next ride. Improved fitness + better road bike will probably make the difference. Our hybrids aren't ideal for more than 30 miles. I have some research to do before I'll know which bike will be best suited for our cycling activities. For now, I'm excited that we both performed so well on our first metric century, and I am looking forward to many more in the future! This is a well-organized ride through the Salem Bike Club, and one I hope to do on an annual basis. Peach pie is served at the finish line! --Karli
P.S. One bummer is that I got stung by a yellow jacket in the port-pottie at the finish line. That yellow jacket is now dead. No insect stings me & gets away with it alive!

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