Sunday, September 30, 2012

Washington Court House 9/16/12

Washington Court House

Today we made our own ride from Frankfort to Washington Court House on the Tri-County Triangle Trail.  We stopped at Ranchers and had lunch.

Pretty scenery along the trail.

Today I am tailgating Todd.

Watch for trains.

If I ride up on the back of this truck, I won't have to pedal so much.

City of Washington Water Tower.

This is a pretty park we ride through.

More stuff to see.

This is where they make bacon!

I was mesmerized by Todd's swirly flag.

My favorite bridge.

Yellow fields.

It was a beautiful day for a ride!

Pedal For Pets, September 15, 2012

Pedal For Pets
Columbus, Ohio
September 15, 2012

Today we Pedaled for Pets.
It was an organized ride, but a little amusing...

We had to go around many barriers.  On bikes it's easy to go around, but on trikes?
Luckily we fit under the barriers easily.

We also had to ride on a closed road through a construction site.  We had to carry our trikes passed the big machinery in the road.  Luckily there was a port-a-potty at that site because I really needed it.

We did ride over this reservoir.  It was very scenic.

Danger danger, don't fall off.

Hancock Horizontal Hundred - September 9, 2012

Hancock Horizontal Hundred 
Findlay, Ohio

Today we ride the Hancock Horizontal Hundred.  
I'm sort of cheating and only riding the 100k option, not the 100 mile option.  
This will be my furthest ride yet.

We get the trikes ready in the wee hours of the morning.

We crossed the interstate several times.

Some views along the way.

Findlay water tower.

We ride next to the interstate for a bit.

And cross it again.

Here is my odometer at the finish line.  66 miles!  That's even a little farther than 100k.

Tour De Donut. September 8, 2012

Tour De Donut

Tour De Donut is finally here.  I waited all year for this ride. 
Donuts are my favorite food in the whole world and this year I planned to eat a dozen.
Prior to 2012, no women were in the "Dozen Club" and I knew I had to be first.

The morning started out rainy, but as we got closer to Arcanum, the skies started clearing.

Emery, Todd and Don Smith are ready to roll!

The opening ceremonies are underway.  There go the balloons!

Everyone is eager to start.

We are ready to roll!

We rode about 10 miles to the first donut stop.  
I ate six donuts.

Then we rode another 10ish miles to the second donut stop.
I struggled hard, but here is my 12th donut!

Emery is enjoying the break at the second donut stop.

This is what it feels like to eat a dozen donuts.  
Your brain screams "STOP" but the crowd encourages you on.

Last bite of donut #12!
Oh yeah, and I still have another 10 miles to ride to the finish line.

I did it.
Here I proudly display my medal for "most donuts eaten" in my age category.  
I'm also now a member of the Dozen Club.

I hope you'll join us next year!

I got the dozen donuts out of the way, so next year I can ride and just eat a few.
I swore that I'd never eat another donut as long as I live.
That lasted about three days.

That night we stated in a hotel in Findlay, Ohio.  I took my medal to bed with me.
I also wore it at work all day Monday.