Sunday, September 30, 2007

No Solitude Today!

Today is the Apple Cider Century bike ride in SW Michigan. About 5000 people are riding 25, 50, 62, 75 or 100 miles through the countryside.

In past years one or two of the longest distances has taken riders past Busy Solitude Farm, but this year they seem to have done a reroute. However, on my way to work I was reduced to a 25 mph crawl when I hit the "ride out" street that all the ACC participants start on.

All varieties of outfits and bicycles are on the road, including some pulling wagons with children or dogs aboard. You can tell the serious bikers by their matching outfits, in neon colored lycra, or camouflage jackets, or tandem bicycles.

It's truly amazing and I am envious of those who can cycle 100 miles! Maybe next year...

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