Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tour de Farm - well almost!

This week's foliage progression -hard to tell but changes are happening!


Today I thought I would be riding in the Tour de Farm. But I goofed - yet again - it actually takes place on  Sunday. So more about it later.  But here is what it is.

 The 2010 Tour de Farms will be held on Sunday, September 19 in Shoreham, VT. Rides of 10, 24 and 30 miles will be offered. Cyclists will have the opportunity to sample foods from a variety of farms along the routes. Bicyclists will enjoy a variety of food samples from farms located along the routes. In 2009, samples included bread, cheese, chili, yogurt, cider, apples, and quiche. There will be some additions this year, including food and a celebration at the finish as riders arrive back in Shoreham.


A gorgeous day once we hit the sunny places!




Instead T and I did the same ride I did last Sunday. She loved it!  It is a good workout without killing you.  The problem today was it was 31 degrees when we started. You go downhill first and then it is flat.  The sun is nowhere in sight as it hasn't come over the mountain yet.  I had to stop and warm up my hands.  I had gloves on but they weren't cutting it. My face was freezing too.  Once we started again I was fine. We went uphill for quite a ways and then it was both.  Overall a great great ride! HInts for the fall riding I will be doing?
Playing with the gorillapod-judging when to go - obviously a miss

And we're off!



9 comments:

Andrew Opala said...

more great pictures! thanks for the national geographic tour for this city boy!

HappyTrails said...

Ouch on the 31... We are having cool mornings, but quite unseasonably warm days. We'll take all of them we can get. Great ride and some nice wide open spaces to travel - much traffic out there? Have fun if you do the tour de farm. tomorrow. :-)

Katie A. said...

Wow! It's getting chilly there! The trees are changing here, too!
Have fun tomorrow! Mmmm, bike riding and food!

Amy said...

Brrrr! It's getting chilly at night here too - just got out my long running tights out of the winter clothes box this morning...
Have a great ride tomorrow and enjoy the food! Sure sounds like my kind of race!

Anne said...

Love your new quotation up top :)

That's pretty chilly...but, you are so doing great on the bike. That Tour de Farm sounds amazing...can't wait to read all about it. Good luck and have a blast!

I Run for Fun said...

I love all the pics...you live in such a gorgeous place.

Jill said...

I have always wanted to visit the NE in the fall - I hear the foliage is just gorgeous...one day hopefully! The bike tour sounds really cool by sampling foods along the way - very cool!!

egb said...

Sounds like a great ride!

lindsay said...

That sounds like a fun ride! I probably would end up gaining weight with all the samples ;) as usual the views are gorgeous!!