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    Default VSalon Member Ride reports - April 19th - April 25th

    On my way past Mettabe Farm, I noticed their donkey Belle was out of the enclosure. I knocked on the farmhouse door and met Elizabeth, the owner, who assured me it was fine, she had let her out because "she likes to eat the nice grass that grows outside of the pen."

    What do I know.

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    Local honey for sale on Stoller Heights Road...

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    Clouding up...

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    Default Re: VSalon Member Ride reports - April 19th - April 25th

    Quote Originally Posted by SlowPokePete View Post
    On my way past Mettabe Farm, I noticed their donkey Belle was out of the enclosure. I knocked on the farmhouse door and met Elizabeth, the owner, who assured me it was fine, she had let her out because "she likes to eat the nice grass that grows outside of the pen."

    What do I know.

    April 19, 2021 by SPP™ SlowPokePete, on Flickr

    Well I get called an ass frequently by my wife and others, so I have that expertise. And daffodils are poisonous to many grazing animals.

    BTW, I would gladly trade a jar of Bay Area farmer's market orange blossom honey for some of that NY Columbia county nectar...

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    More breeze and more trees...in a few more weeks, I won’t be able to see through the canopy.
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    Default Re: VSalon Member Ride reports - April 19th - April 25th

    Greenwich, CT is looking pretty nice.

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    Had a couple hours to ride today. Tomorrow rain. Happy about both.



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    Default Re: VSalon Member Ride reports - April 19th - April 25th

    So, so green. Red Buds and dogwoods still flowering.
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    You guys are killing it with the pics this week. Bring on the spring.

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    Default Re: VSalon Member Ride reports - April 19th - April 25th

    Cross County Trail- what a gem!

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    Default Re: VSalon Member Ride reports - April 19th - April 25th

    Quote Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
    Cross County Trail- what a gem!

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    Assuming this is the Fairfax CCT, I find it to be a really interesting trail in how many surface types it covers. A road bike is perfect for many portions, and many more are bordering on real MTB territory.
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    Or, it appears, you could just ride a Pelizzoli.
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    Out here in the west...


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    Morning bike ride, afternoon dog walk.

    Rory, the Scottish Highlands Cattle, from my regular ride loop on Soller Heights Road.

    I spoke to his owner once, he is past his prime and lonely since his partner died a year or so ago.

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    And from the dog walk...Appletree Lane, hoping to cross paths with a 16 year old dog reported missing. Did not find.

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    Nothing says pre-ride breakfast like strawberry shortcake and a latte, right?
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    Default Re: VSalon Member Ride reports - April 19th - April 25th

    Yes Fairfax County Cross County Trail. Parts are nicely paved and suitable for 23mm tires at 120#, but much of it is still (or intentionally) gravel better traversed by 32's or 650B.
    Then there are the southern mostly unimproved sections where you have to carry your bike across five or six fords on stepping stones.
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    But the northern section between Oakton (especially behind the golf course) and Ashburn is pretty skanky in places better for a hardtail; I wouldn't take the Pelizzoli or the Davidson there again.

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    50 miles today in the drizzle and cold. But a great group in MI Irish hills. Sadly- no pictures.
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    63 miles with my wife - our first metric century of the season. The fitmess is not back completely, but it's not bad.









    RW, this is the road near us that is similar to that road near you:


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    Boy, that wall does have a cousin for sure.
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    For the first time in 10 years I 'competed' at cycling
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    Sun grass meadowlarks and bobolinks.

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