Sunday, October 05, 2008

Great Pumpkin Metric

Today, a group of us from the Big O travelled to E'ville for the Great Pumpkin Metric bike ride. A more perfect day for a bike ride, would be hard to find. It started off cool and steadily warmed up, but didn't get too hot before the ride was over. Close to a 1,000 riders were expected for the 27th annual event hosted by the Evansville Bicycle Club.

At each of the Rest stops, which were placed about every 13 miles, there were volunteers in costumes and scary make-up to go along with this year's theme - "Close Encounter". It was a great day riding through the bucolic countryside of north Vanderburgh County. After the ride, there was a spaghetti and chili dinner, ice cream and live music. The event was well organized, plenty of food and drink at the rest stops, great weather and a good group of friends to ride with. Definitely worth doing again.

Today's Mileage: 66 miles
2008 YTD Mileage: 618.2 miles
Miles to reach 2008 goal of 750 miles: 131.8
Avg Price of Gas in the 'boro: $3.64

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