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couple pics from the Harpeth century(7 posts)

couple pics from the Harpeth centuryJS Haiku Shop
Jun 24, 2003 6:09 AM
mine were limited to travel pics, but more are filtering in.

here's the report, posted yesterday:

JS Haiku Shop "Harpeth River Ride report" 6/23/03 12:27pm
leaving Elvisville, 03:30 SaturdayJS Haiku Shop
Jun 24, 2003 6:11 AM
we're in the Element. our friend in the Taurus let us pull the WHOLE 200 miles to Franklin, TN.
everything fit, with room to spareJS Haiku Shop
Jun 24, 2003 6:13 AM
but not much room. 2x bikes, bags of gear/changes of clothing, food cooler, water cooler, bag of chips and candy :), mobile bike shop, and us 2 chickens (J & J2).
J2 wrenching in parking lotJS Haiku Shop
Jun 24, 2003 6:14 AM
"this is one grease monkey that don't slide too easy."
oh no, and actual ride pic!JS Haiku Shop
Jun 24, 2003 6:18 AM
ten of us rode this one together. our friend E (not Wonderdog, alas) took this shot. it's at around 20 miles into the ride, the first of two actual hills. the rest were lumpy rollers. this one had people groveling 39/25, few walking. at the top of this one was SAG 1, in a church gravel parking lot.

last year i dropped my chain at the bottom of this climb. comments heard from the passing pack included, "what, are you putting on more gears already?"

you can see the road going up through the trees. farther down the road, you can see the majority of the road traveling up the hill. it gets steeper past the solid treeline, and the road goes to garbage.
what did you expect from a weekend photog? (last pic)JS Haiku Shop
Jun 24, 2003 6:20 AM
with the best of intentions, i slowed on the interstate to take this pic of the approaching town exit sign. it didn't turn out so well. i am happy to report that we didn't stop on either drive up or back in the quaint one-horse town of Bucksnort, Tennessee.
nice dashboard ornament! lolrrjc5488
Jun 24, 2003 8:49 AM
Thats the same one that nicolas cage sets on fire in the rock!