Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Hello everyone and Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there. I saw a few Moms today and a whole lot of bikes out on the road. We had a "pitcher" perfect day for our ride. The temps were a little cool early on but the rising sun warmed us nicely and we sped along enjoying the bright sunshine.

Our destination was Pitcher Mountain in Stafford, NH. I'd hiked this in the past and found it to be a fairly quiet destination. The guys huffed and puffed while the gals strode along at a quicker pace. Once at the top, we enjoyed our packed lunches, along with the 360 degree panorama. The swarming blackflies that we had encountered at the base lot were less bothersome at the peak, thanks to a steady breeze.

Here are a few shots I took from the summit:

Admittedly, not the best shots I've ever taken, or taken from this location, but the color was low and everything still looks brown and lifeless. If you click on these pix you will get a better resolution, making them easier to see.

We split up on the way down. Some, pausing to stop at the door-less outhouse; others taking the more direct route down. Matt, Bill and Richard sped towards home while the rest of us headed north for a bit before following suit.

All in all, a nice day, breezing along the back roads of NH. It sure beat yard work!!!

A low, slow wave (to your mother),

Joe Rocket