Mark your calendars. This year’s edition of the Ramble is scheduled for Saturday, December 15. I’ll have more details later, but let’s get this thing on the calendar.
Today was route reconn day. For a variety of reasons, I have a notion to change the route this year. One of the main reasons is that I don’t have confidence that the Rosston Store will be (or is) still in business. There are also other reasons.
I’ve got a great alternate route that has a few more paved sections, takes in the fabulous Greenwood Grocery and Grill, and is actually a little closer to 50 miles than it is to 40.
Straying from the traditional route tugs at my heart a little, but I think you folks that have done this ride before will enjoy some new roads.
Due to heavy rain and lightning, I spent more time in Greenwood than I usually do. The wonderful smell of frying bacon inside tempted me to linger with coffee and a second breakfast, but when the noisy stuff went away, I pedaled out into the rain. It was a soggy couple of hours before I rode into the sunshine only to find not a drop fell at my house.
At least we can begin planning the Ramble…