The first leg of the ride covers 45 miles to the shore town of Belmar. The weather was picture perfect as we rode past the beach on Ocean Boulevard. With no crowds this time of year it was a peacful setting.
|Yours truly on Ocean Boulevard at the shore town of Belmar. Photo by Al.|
|Al working his way through the sunshine at Belmar. Photo by Joe.|
|Paul and Al at the Pemberton Wawa|
A brief seven miles to the finish would have us done before 6pm (10hrs 55min). We all made it home in time for dinner.
It was a great day of accomplishment. Al completed his 10th R-12 ride (2 to go). Paul's count is at 8 for this year (working on his second R-12). I collected my 7th towards my second time at the award, and my longest ever distance on a fixed gear bike.
|My first 200k fixed gear ride. Feeling kinda crazy!|