My friend Gary just bought a new bike and wanted to get out and ride, so today we got out and did a little backcountry riding. It was 80 degrees when we left and it crept up toward 90 by the time the day was done.
We wanted to visit a couple bike friendly bars, so after a ride along the Agricola Mine Road and Old Highway 37, we grabbed some chow in Bowling Green.
It was only 20 miles or so to the "town" of Limestone, where we had a couple cold ones at Herb's Limestone Club. A live band was entertaining about 50 fellow bike enthusiasts. It was everything I thought it would be.
From there we rode about an hour west to Palmetto where we joined a couple hundred other bikers at Peggy's Corral. The place was great with a loud live band, several food trucks... and a couple more cold ones. We ran into some mighty friendly folks there, too.
The entire ride was under 170 miles. Great weather, friendly people and fine riding. What a great day to be on 2 wheels!
Here’s a cool video of the ride: