Today's ride was partly on the Riverwalk, which I wanted to roll up and bring home with me, and partly on the Army base of Fort Benning. We had to ride through a military checkpoint, and the man whose job it was to check for our wristbands took his assignment VERY seriously. I thought I was going to wreck the tandem just trying to hold up my arm to show my wristband.
It was a fabulous weekend (and the Dawgs won - barely - whew!) of bicycling. I had so much fun catching up with old friends and making a few new ones.
Here are some random pictures from the weekend.
|View of the Chattahoochee River, which serves as the border between Georgia and Alabama.|
|On Fort Benning|
|Shadow shot of Katydid and me on the tandem|
|Shadow shot of me from Saturday's century ride, before the 72-95 mile stage when things weren't fun|
|The power of the water going through the turbine at the dam. The water is released about 5:00 PM, and the kayakers are already lined up to play in the rapids.|
|Building between the Riverwalk and downtown Columbus. I loved the angle of this shot.|
|The dam in the background, not long after the water had been released.|
|This puppy was enjoying a drink - and making a mess - along the Riverwalk.|
|Not a very good picture of a pink labrador retriever. His owner, who lost his mother to breast cancer, had dyed the dog pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. We later saw a pink giant poodle.|
|Another shot of the dam with the waters unleashed.|
|Katydid on the Riverwalk.|
|Another view of the river from the Riverwalk.|
|Rozmo on the way back to camp on Friday. I could have used some of that propane (sign in background) to assist me.|
|The marina where we had a rest stop on Friday.|