Then we started riding and talking and had such a good time that we were at Goose Creek, our turn around point, and realized we'd best head back. Ai-yi-yi. By the time I got home my odometer read 46.3 miles. I was whipped! It says I burned 2927 calories!
I hate having my photo taken, but I not only took this one but I'm posting it so at the end of the summer, if I keep riding, we all see an improvement in my shape. Hopefully. So here we are, with the lovely Luck Stone Quarry in Loudoun County as a back drop.
Cathy, Lori, Me
Cathy made us stop twice, but I only got a photo once...she is now officially the snake whisperer of the Babes on Bikes.
That pavement feels really good to a snake belly -- sun-warmed. Unfortunately, they're at risk because they go perpendicular to the trail, and when they're as long as this one, it's tough to avoid them. He looks kind of kinked up, but once Cathy convinced him to move, he moved in that sinuous way they do with perfect curvature, so he's fine.