Saturday, August 15, 2015


     Yesterday, Bruce led us on a special ride on Roaring River Road just east of Gainesboro TN.  Our destination was to visit with a family with whom he and David Shumaker stayed last year on a ride back from eastern Tennessee.  Everyone said it was the best ride that they had been on, except for the mountain we had to climb that defeated even "the goat."
     This family spent three months biking in Israel.  The trip was so exceptional that Emily Varela wrote a 500 page book describing their adventure.  Our visit was to pickup signed copies of this book. When I was there I felt like I was witnessing a little of "Fiddler on the Roof."
    Phil Vickery has a remarkable eye for photography and he caught this moment which I thought I would share.
   We took lots of pictures which we have posted to Shutterfly.


Kellie said...

The goat was not defeated. He peddled all the way up the mountain.

Kellie said...

The goat was not defeated. He peddled all the way up the mountain.

coastdownhills said...

Phil Vickery just has a good eye for beauty in general. It is great to have so many like minded friends.

The world is a much better place when viewed from the perspective of a touring cyclist than can be seen on a sofa watching the evening news.


Caledonia said...

Amen, what Bruce said.

monsieur cannonball said...

Thanks for the kudos guys. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so they say. Especially at touring pace, which is measured not in average mph (miles per hour) , but in average spm (stops per mile).

Of course that excludes stops along New Hope or Gaw Roads where one's vision is blurred due to oxygen debt and cardiovascular overload lol !!!