Saturday, August 24, 2013

Ride to the Barns

Today I rode in my second RIDE TO THE BARNS.  
It is a fund raiser for Tall Pines Land Conservancy here in our area.
It was a beautiful day, tho it got a little hot by the time we finished the 35 mile route.
There is also a 65 mile route.
Andy rode with me this year!  We have been riding bikes a lot in our training 
for the El Camino so he decided to give it a try.  

You ride about 8 miles and stop at a farm ~ the owners have  prepared wonderful snacks and drinks. 
There are three stops at the barns.
Each farm was unique and interesting.
The first one had a beautiful pond, wonderful gardens, and pretty white house on the hill.
At the second farm, the family has a collection of old tractors displayed in the large lawn by the farm house.
The third farm has fabulous gardens with lots of unusual garden art, a beautifully restored barn 
with stained glass windows and lots of farm animals scattered around the outbuildings.
It's great fun and a pretty ride.

It is quite hilly, however!
I am not sure I want to do it again next year...

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