The start line was, at first, just modestly dense as you can see below.
|Start line of Venus de Miles ride 2010 in Longmont, CO|
|More women arrive at the start line of Venus de Miles|
|Hillborne is dressed and ready to head out on the ride|
The first stop made was in Niwot, Co, where riders could meet some of the students who benefit from the Greenhouse Scholarship program. I did stop at this location simply to not kill myself on my first "long" ride on this bike.
|Many riders stop to say hello to Greenhouse Scholar participants|
|Ladies who allowed me to ride along with them, taking a quick breather|
The second rest stop had some gorgeous views of the mountains, and I suppose that I forget how lucky we are (at times, anyway) to live in such a beautiful area. Even though things are starting to die off, it was so lovely!
|View of the Rocky Mountains from the Boulder/Lyons area|
|Windfall playing/singing tunes beautifully|
|The Goonies rocked it out 80s style|
All in all, a good ride, with some pretty amazing women. Despite wearing my yoga/spandex pants and a helmet, I enjoyed myself, and would likely do the ride again... though at the moment, my body just wants to recover from this round of things. Now, I get to eat a cupcake! Yay!!