Finally, photos (and more!) from Labor Day's ride.
Me, somewhere between Marshall and Bluemont, Virginia. It's breathtakingly beautiful! You can see some small hill in the background.
S. is a real country girl! She loves crickets! And horses!
Blue Ridge Challenge Ride from jeanne mccann on Vimeo.
S. and I had stopped at the general store, around mile 23, just before the start of the first Big Hill, when J. came flying back from riding with the Big Kids. S. and I were pondering whether to carry on or turn back.
Here's the translation. Man I talk too fast. But I think you'll get the gist.
J: Do you want to hear everything?
Me: Pleaasssssssse! Cuz we're about ready to try it!
Discussion... "blah blah blah LOWEST GEAR."
S: Wait a minute, you have a triple. I have a double. There is no more "lowest gear."
Me: Yeah, she has a DOUBLE.
Me: So, you want to do it again?
He was sooo kidding. He totally wanted to do it again.
And here we are at the top!
Me and J. Look! J. rode up that hill while CARRYING S's HEAD!
After a heart-attack ride back down, here we are at the Bluemont, Virginia, General Store, refueling.
S.: What the heck is in here?
Popsicles, icicles, chicken wings and lots of water. These are a few of the things we love.*
Who can turn the world on with her smile? Who can take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?? S. That's who!**
See the rest of our fantastic photos here.
*Name that tune and win an exciting prize.
**OK, this one is too easy.