May 25, 2013
One of my Jr. High School friends, Linda, was going to Kentucky for Memorial Day Weekend and she found this cycling adventure. We haven't seen each other in about 30 years, but we stay connected via Facebook. We share cycling adventures online and we thought it would be fun to meet up in person for The Horsey Hundred!
Here we are at breakfast. Linda is on the left.
We did some pre-ride shopping and bought these really cool panniers from Natrilgear.
They are some really nice folks with some really nice gear!
We are getting ready to start. There is Linda in front of us. Linda was smart and chose the 37 mile option. We weren't so smart and chose the 60 mile option. We didn't realize that 59 of those miles were straight up.
So far, so good. This may have been the only flat portion of the ride.
We crossed a bridge with a really pretty waterfall.
The scenery was very pretty.
Again, more pretty scenery.
We rode along many horse farms. Hence the name "Horsey Hundred."
They should have named it "Hilly Hundred."
Again, some pretty scenery.
They call this "rolling terrain."
The Horses came out to watch us.
More horse farms.
This photographer rode along with the pack and stopped to take pictures several times.
I finally took his picture.
Awesome Humor. After all these hills, I'm not laughing.
Cow #51. I was hoping he was a mile marker, but sadly, he wasn't.
More pretty farms.
A couple of horses. I think they're 'neigh'bors.
For one of the rest stops, we rode through a very large park and they were having a car show.
The bike is resting....
The horse is laughing at us.
With horse farms come barns.
And another barn.
These two horses came galloping across the field after us.
I think they wanted to chase us.
It's not the first time I've been chased by a horse on my trike.
yes, another barn.
We were stopped at a train crossing. Todd thought we could fit under the train.
Good thing he didn't test his theory.
Yay! Finally, we're back at Georgetown!
I thought this ride would NEVER end.