Before the ride I applied some Chamois Butt'r. More butt'r than I'd ever used before. I was glad I did. Later, for a short run, I put some butt'r where my Garmin heart-rate monitor strap rubs on my "massive" chest. I was glad I did that too. The run was shorter for me than for Chad and Jared. I was out of gas after the first mile and rode the golf cart with the women and children for about two miles before recovering enough for the final half mile sprint to the finish.
Back to the bike. This would be a good time to include a disclaimer. Here it goes. At no time did I take the lead or pull during the seventy-six mile ride. I was probably in the front a total of two miles and while there I was being pushed by the four beasts behind me. I'm glad I got that out of the way.
Chad, Jared, John and I took off and headed north out of Peachtree City to meet up with Tommy. With Tommy on board and John, for the most part, in the lead we crisscrossed through Fayette, S. Fulton, and Coweta counties. The cities of Tyrone, Fairburn, and Chattahoochee Hills all came and went. We stopped for a minute at Le Jardin, an abandoned high-end subdivision obviously started before the real estate bubble burst. I took take a few pictures of the "Naked Lady" statute located behind the swanky iron gates and stone walls of the entrance.
|(l-r) John, Jared, Tommy and Chad like the Naked Lady|
|I like her too|
|My rear derailleur|
Chad's wife and kids followed us on the run and gave me a ride when I needed it which was soon after we started.
|(l-r) Audra, Tamara, and Carter|
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