Sunday, February 21, 2010

Out for a ride

We've had a nice stroke of weather, and on a whim, I joined the Mid-Valley Bicycle Club group ride on Saturday. I got to see some of the area south-west of Philomath I hadn't traveled before. The route was about 35 miles total, about at the limit of my endurance level, and included a stop at a wonderful little eatery called "Gathering Together Farm" just south of Philomath where the servers knew everyone's name and how they liked their coffee.

I'm going to have to be able to make it to the top of Mary's Peak and back if I want to complete the Tour de Blast with Neil in June, so I've got my work cut out for me. It was nice to get some sunny non-commuter miles in and make some new acquaintances while I was at it.

The image, which shows how far things have come since my early geocaching days, show my GPS track imported into Google Earth. Pretty crazy.


Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

Ken , you are great at taking advantage of this beautiful area. Amazing picture of the route. Dad

Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

How far is it to Mary's Peak? Mom

brenda said...

Good for you! I am impressed at the way you seized the day!