What a cookie :)

By reeset / On / In Cycling

Well, another year, another great monster cookie ride. The Salem Bike club does such a frantastic job of putting this ride on. The volunteers make sure that that the oranges, bananas, and peanut butter stays flowing and the then course itself is gorgous. Its a mostly flat course that takes you past lots of farm land and the Willamette River. And the weather today was great. It was a little chilly this morning, but the weather never got too hot or too windy. Kyle Banerjee rode with me and he took his new bike out for a spin. Its a tadpole (see below).

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He let me take it for a spin. What a cool little bike. Disk brakes, tight cornering and comfy. I can definitely see what he likes it. Anyway — he crused right around the course with that little thing. If I had to guess, I’d say that we averaged about 22-23 mph for the day. I’m sure we could have got faster (and did for periods of 10 miles or so), but it made for a nice ride.

Here’s a picture of us at the park. I’ve still got my jacket on because it started to get cold. (see below)
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And kyle is here on his bike. It really is as small as it looks.
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So what do we get for finishing the ride — a Monster cookie. Mine was chocolate chip. All and all, a fantastic day.

–Terry